In their younger years, children are usually adorable and endearing, so it is rare to find a child who enrages a whole community.
But lo and behold, one has appeared and it is an eight-year-old hailing from China.
Beat a Girl to Steal Her Snacks
The eight-year-old boy, surnamed Zhuang, was filmed violently beating a two-year-old girl and knocking her to the ground just so he could steal the snacks she was holding.
Zhuang, a second-grade primary school student in southern China, walked into the girl’s home, where she was alone playing.
After she declined to hand over the snacks, Zhuang started kicking her head. He continued the assault even after the girl fell down and tried to stand up and escape.
Zhuang only fled when the girl’s grandfather came upon the scene.
Parents Not Remorseful
For a child to behave so violently, surely it must be a lack of correction by his parents or a similar behaviour being emulated.
Well, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
According to the girl’s parents, Zhuang’s parents tried to deny that the attack happened until they were shown the surveillance video.
Even then, they said, “We can’t afford to compensate you, and there is nothing you could do to punish us.”
When confronted by the victim’s parents, Zhuang replied, “I beat whenever I want.”
Sounds like he is the one who needs the beating.
Victim’s Family Called the Police
As a result of the assault, the girl suffered head trauma and had four of her teeth damaged which required two months of treatment. She has also been traumatised by the attack.
Understandably, the girl’s family were outraged by the attitude of the boy’s family who did not apologise or express any remorse over their son’s actions.
Worse still, his parents even had the audacity to beg the girl’s parents not to call the police.
However, after the lack of remorse on the perpetrator’s end, the girl’s family who initially had planned to give the boy an opportunity to apologise decided to call the police.
The case is now under investigation.
Netizens Upset About Bad Parenting
After the attack was reported in the media there was immediate discussion in China, with numerous comments flooding a post of the video on Weibo.
Many users have criticised the boy’s behaviour and his family’s response, as well as laws on the protection of children.
Unfortunately, the boy will simply get away with a reprimanding by his parents, which he might not even receive.
In 1991, China passed a law on the protection of juveniles that regulated minor offenders aged below 14-years-old and determined they should not bear any criminal responsibility.
Spare the rod, spoil the child. Surely, there could be no other more befitting example.
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