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Mother Drags 10-year-old into Freezing Sea for Not Studying

Police in Northeastern China’s Liaoning Province were called after a mother was spotted dragging her 10-year-old daughter into the freezing sea as punishment for not studying.

By NewsChina Updated Jul.1

Police in Northeastern China’s Liaoning Province were called after a mother was spotted dragging her 10-year-old daughter into the freezing sea as punishment for not studying. Witnesses reported what they suspected was a suicide attempt, local police told media on April 15. Officers arrived to find the mother waist-deep in water, dragging her frightened daughter from the coast. The girl, still wearing her winter jacket, called out to police officers and struggled to reach them, but the mother held her back. Four police officers eventually waded into the water and pulled both mother and child to shore. The mother told police that she had only wanted to scare her daughter for not studying hard. Netizens blasted the mother for putting her daughter’s life above grades and worried the experience would scar the girl permanently.
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