Unluckily, child abuse seems to be an epidemic problem in China, and the authorities very rarely do something about that.
In one such recent example, one young boy, named Xiao Bing, was changing for gym class and his teacher noticed large welts all across his back.
The obvious abuse was immediately reported to the police by the teacher. She also took some pictures of the welts, in order to have a proof of the severe brutality.
When the police officer asked the little boy why he was beaten, he replied that he was because he had not finished his homework.
The police spokesperson Hu Ling commented:
“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. His mother had hit him after discovering that once again he had not done his homework on time.”
In a small piece of good news, the police noted that the boy had been taken to the hospital in order to receive some treatment for his injuries. Also, the police claimed that the injuries which the boy had look much worse than they actually are.
– No charges against abusive mother
Although the abusive mother of the boy was questioned at length by the police, they decided that they will not press any charges and they released her with a warning.
The teacher of the little boy decided to go ahead and post photos of the boy’s welted back on the internet when she found out that his mom was released without any charges. In her post, the teacher notes that students in China face a great deal of pressure and child abuse like this is quite common problem in their country.