Horrified parents watch their six-day-old son being slapped, hit and thrown around ‘like a toy’ by the boy’s nanny
- The baby’s father in China was shocked to see the scenes on security footage
- He accused the domestic worker of hitting her son’s hands, feet and buttocks
- Footage of the alleged abuse went viral before police started an investigation
- Officers said they were dealing with the case that took place in Shahe, Hebei
A couple in China has been devastated after catching their son’s nanny allegedly abusing the six-day-old boy.
The 26-year-old father, Mr Tian, came to the shocking discovery last week while watching security footage on his phone, he told police.
The domestic worker, 50-year-old Ms Wang, has been accused of slapping, hitting and throwing the newborn child ‘like a toy’.
Viral footage appears to show the nanny in China throwing the baby onto the bed ‘like a toy’
Another clip purports to show her hitting the crying boy in the wee hours of July 31 in Shahe
The news came to light after Mr Tian’s wife sent the nanny cam footage to several influential Chinese bloggers on messaging platform WeChat.
The boy’s mother claimed that her nanny had handled her child violently while looking after him at their home in the city of Shahe in northern China’s Hebei province.
She added that the worker had been caught beating her son in the past.
The boy’s parents accused the 50-year-old domestic worker of abusing their six-day-old son
One clip, filmed on July 31, shows the worker putting the boy onto the bed roughly in the morning, according to a trending post.
Another section, taken on the same day, purports to show her hitting the crying boy in the wee hours.
In a third video from August 1, the carer appeared to be putting the baby to sleep impatiently.
Shahe police launched an investigation into the case after the video went viral on Monday.
According to a police statement, Mr Tian claimed to have seen Ms Wang whacking her son’s hands, feet and buttocks on camera.
He said he was watching home surveillance footage through a mobile app at around 6pm on Saturday.
Police have verified the authenticity of the footage and said they were investigating the case
Mr Tian argued with Ms Wang the same day. He then went to her agency with his elder brother to complain about her service the next day.
The two parties had an altercation outside the company.
Police said when Ms Wang tried to drive her car and leave the scene, an enraged Mr Tian used tools to wreck Ms Wang’s car, causing the latter to be frightened and sent to a hospital.
Officers said they were carrying out further investigations. They noted that they were treating the incident as an administrative case.