Disturbing footage has gone viral on Chinese social media showing a father punishing his misbehaving son by nearly drowning him.
In the shocking video clip, the 13-year-old boy is seen tied to a ladder face down in the middle of a pond while his father repeatedly dunks him underwater. The boy comes up sputtering for air and spitting water, “I’ll change! I’ll change!” he pleads.
“Then change,” his father replies before dunking his son’s head back under the water.
According to online reports, the incident occurred last Thursday in Yueyang, Hunan province. Reportedly, the father had grown tired of his son’s misbehaving and wanted to teach him a lesson that he would not forget.
You can watch the video below, viewer discretion is advised:
While the man’s parenting methods have left many horrified, others on Weibo have applauded the father, repeating the popular reframe that kids today are becoming spoiled “little emperors.” Meanwhile, it’s not clear if local police are investigating the incident.
Earlier this year, one similarly cruel Sichuan father was caught on video teaching his son to do his math homework by dangling him above a river.
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