A shocking video has emerged of a young girl being violently smothered and shook with an apron by her nursery teacher, before the child’s father swoops in and punches the woman.
On the morning of November 20, Mr Li dropped his young daughter at Qinghuamiao Kindergarten, located in Loudi in China’s central Hunan Province. But, after watching the CCTV monitor, he was horrified to see his child being abused right in front of his very eyes.
The sickening clip, which has been viewed over 5 million times online, initially shows the young girl’s teacher, Ms. Hu, pointing a wooden rod at the little girl to get her to put on an apron. But, when she appears to refuse her efforts, the teacher hits her with it.
The footage then switches to another clip, with a second teacher comforting the young girl in her lap. However, Ms. Hu approaches again to try and get her to put on the apron. When she once again refuses, Ms. Hu violently shakes the child and throws the apron over her head viciously.
But, unfortunately for the teacher, the little girl’s dad was watching the events unfold. The furious father explained that his daughter was in a bad mood that morning, so he watched her on the monitor in case needed to intervene.
And it looks like he was right to do so. After witnessing the teacher’s behavior, Mr. Li stormed into the classroom before slapping, punching, and kicking the teacher.
According to the local authorities who arrested both Mr. Li and Ms. Hu, neither agreed to settle the matter privately, which may have meant they avoided criminal charges. But, Mr. Li said he declined because the teacher “showed no remorse.”
“She refused to apologise. She didn’t care about losing her job. Her attitude, and the attitude of her family, was vile, and I cannot accept that. I accept the consequences of my own actions, but this child-abusing teacher must be arrested too,” he explained.
Following the shocking incident, the nursery has dismissed Ms. Hu, and local authorities have jailed her for 12 days and fined her 500 RMB ($71) for her behavior. She is also looking at the possibility of a lifetime teaching ban.
Mr. Li was jailed for a week and fined 200 RMB ($28.42).
Check out the clip below: