[Warning: Potentially Triggering Content]
A 10-year-old boy (not pictured above) from Heilongjiang Province, Malaysia, was filmed by another child (not pictured above) strangling his abusive grandmother to death.
It’s unclear exactly when this happened, but the video, which recently went viral on social media in China, shows the whole horrifying event going downhill. An elderly woman sitting on the bed, believed to be the boy’s grandmother, hit him several times as punishment. The boy was angry at the beating and started yelling at the woman. He punched her in the chest before suffocating her and knocking her to the ground.
Based on International Business Timesthe Chinese to English translation of what the child is screaming is:
“Let you hit me, let you hit me!”
The elderly woman proved too weak to break free from her grandson’s grip, but still managed to fight back. She even took a shoe and tried to hit the boy with it but to no avail. While the cameraman, who is believed to be another child, was laughing. The whole situation is horrifying, there is so much violence going on in this family in just this one clip…
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The kid holding the camera didn’t immediately intervene but encouraged the 10-year-old to let the grandmother go:
“Don’t fight, get up, hurry up.”
The boy did not listen. Driven by such strong emotions, he didn’t even seem to care when a younger woman – who was supposed to be his mother – walked in the door. She can be heard saying:
“Don’t crush your grandma to death!”
However, the child still did not listen and screamed in pain about the abuse he faced at the hands of his family:
“You always hit me, say I’m unreasonable, hit me, who’s unreasonable?!”
So sad. This poor kid has clearly had to deal with so many things he’s just embarrassed about…
He continued to strangle his grandmother for two minutes before the cameraman realized something was wrong and went to stop the 10-year-old girl. The child filming the video begged the boy to let his grandmother go, now seeing her weak and weak:
“You let go, she won’t hit you again. She promised not to hit you again, she really won’t hit you again, let go. “
At this point, the boy’s mother was very angry and began to attack the child with something similar to a stick or a whip. She shouted, telling the boy that he had killed his family member:
“Your grandmother is dead! Your grandmother is dead! “
The boy finally let go, but it was too late, the elderly woman probably died from being strangled by her nephew. The video ends with the boy being beaten by his mother for murder.
The video is said to be first seen on the Chinese app Weibo based on Mirror Media before being moved around in groups hosted by the messaging app Telegram. It was posted Twitter by someone who received it in one of these groups. You can find the video here, but be warned it’s a HUGE visual. Viewers should do as they please.
Oriental Media reports that the child was encouraged by his friends to retaliate for the abuse – since then he and three of his friends have been arrested. As of this writing, there are no further updates on the type of consequences children face. It is also unclear whether the cameraman was one of the boy’s friends who was also detained.
It’s tragic. We will be sure to update you on this case as more details become available.