Monday, 7 April 2014

Chinese Parents Warned After Beating Son, 6, With Hanger Over Homework

Horrific: Xiao Bing's injuries were discovered by a teacher while he was getting changed for a sports lesson. The six-year-old said his mother beat him with a wire coat hanger for not doing his homework 

Police in China have decided not to take action against a mother who savagely beat her six-year-old son with a wire coat hanger after they agreed he had been ‘naughty’ for not doing his homework.

Xiao Bing’s injuries were discovered by a teacher at the nursery school he attends in Jiangmen city in China’s southern Guangdong province while he was getting changed for a sports lesson.

But despite the teacher reporting the wounds to the authorities, Xiao Bing’s mother will not face arrest after local police said the injuries were not as bad as they look, adding that they have told the woman not to beat her child so severely in future.

Shocked by the nature of Xiao Bing’s injuries, the teacher took photographs of them on her mobile phone and handed them over to the police.

The child said his mother had beaten him with a wire coat hanger because he had not done his homework that day.

But a police spokesman said that the injuries simply looked worse than they were and that it had been enough to have a word with the mother and to tell her not to be so severe in the future.

‘The boy’s mother and father are unhappy about his performance at school, saying that he is a naughty boy who often fails to do his homework and needed to be taught a lesson,’ police spokesman Hu Lung said.

His mother had hit him after discovering that once again he had not done his homework on time.’

Furious that the police had done nothing, the teacher posted the images online to highlight abuse of children by Chinese parents who put their offspring under enormous pressure to perform at school.

Police said that the boy had been taken to hospital for treatment, but that the bruises and red marks quickly reduced in size and he was allowed home the same day.

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