This shocking video of a five-year-old girl screaming after being punished by being strung up by her wrists for taking a carton of milk.
The young girl whose hands are tied, can be seen hanging several feet above the floor from a horizontal pole in a building in the Vinh Tuong District of northern Vietnam’s Vinh Phuc Province.
The footage, which is too upsetting to show as a whole, has sparked outrage in Vietnam and led to the arrest of the child’s foster mother. Unbelievably the youngster suffered no serious physical harm as a result of her ordeal.
Shocking video has emerged of a five-year-old girl screaming after being strung up by her wrists by her cruel Vietnamese foster mother as punishment for taking a carton of milk
Police arrested Nguyen Thi Phuong, a grocer who was fostering the child, identified only as N.P.N.A. The disgusting punishment was apparently imposed because the little girl took a carton of milk to drink.
She was in foster care after her parents, from the nearby Phu Tho Province, were both jailed for unreported offences.
Phuong and her husband were the girl’s foster care takers, but her husband was not identified in reports and it was not clear whether he knew about how the girl was being treated.
Phuong allegedly said that the girl would often steal her possessions to sell for pocket money. Deputy Chairman of Vinh Tuong District Le Chi Thai confirmed that an arrest had been made. He added that the little girl in the clip had been taken to hospital for a check-up and found to have suffered no serious physical harm.
Relatives had picked her up as soon as the film of her being punished became public, he said.
Details of charges against Phuong were not reported but Thai added that treating a child the way she apparently had was ‘unacceptable’ and she would be prosecuted.
It was unclear who shot the video or how it was shared online.