Boy beaten for 30 minutes after he stole to play video games

August 16th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in China was hung from a pole by his hands and feet, whipped and then beaten for 30 minutes by his angry parents as he had stolen money to play video games.

The incident took place here Sunday and a photograph of the incident has stirred an online outcry.

Ning, an eyewitness, said he heard the screams of the boy and he saw the boy tied up, hanging from an iron pole about two metres above the ground.

The boy’s father lashed him while his mother pulled a rope with which the boy was tied up.

“I’ve never seen such a horrible way of education in my life,” Shanghai Daily quoted Ning as saying. ”

It seemed like the parents really wanted to beat their own son to death on the street.”

Neighbours who tried to intervene were told, “It’s my son and my own way to educate him! That’s none of your business!”

The parents became angry when they realised that 300 yuan kept for rent was stolen by their son who spent it on video games.

The beating ended only after the police arrived.

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