A video of a naked 12-year-old Chinese boy covered in welts being dragged through the streets on the end of a rope attached to his father's motorbike has sparked outrage online.
The incident happened on a rainy Friday afternoon in Zhaotong, a city in southwestern China's Yunnan province, according to a report by local news portal Yunnan.
.The footage shows members of the public intervening to end the ordeal for the child, who can be shaking with cold.Shocking video shows Hong Kong man flinging infant daughter like rag doll, before punching, kicking and elbowing her
The angry crowd then ordered the father to remove his jacket and give it to his son, which he did, the report said.
The report said that the father admitted to regularly beating the child – which explained the marks on his body – as he was frequently naughty
.It did not name any of the people involved in the incident, but said the father was a migrant worker from southern China's Guizhou province
.Police officers arrived on the scene and an investigation is now underway, the report said, without elaborating.