The child is said to have been unhappy that her parents got a divorce so she threw a tantrum, tore her parents’ divorce documents, damaged furniture and broke a bottle of alcohol. At this, the dad punished her by beating her, after which he tied her up outside.
The dad took a video of him punishing the child and sent it to the girl’s mother to spite her.
Upon receiving the video, the girl’s mum took the clip to the cops, and the police rescued the girl and took her to hospital. The child has since had a check-up. Police revealed that her physical injuries were not so serious but she is receiving psychological counselling to help her recover from the trauma.
Local authorities in Guangyuan City’s Jiange County, in south-western China Sichuan Province, have since arrested the dad. The mum is expected to be given custody of the girl while investigations continue into the dad’s actions, which could see him charged with child abuse and jailed for over a year on top of having his parental rights revoked.