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28 June 2017

Shocking video of five-year-old girl screaming in terror as she is hung from the CEILING leads to cruel foster mum being arrested

A HARROWING footage of a five-year-old girl screaming as she hangs by her wrists led to her foster mum being arrested.

In the video, a tiny girl is hanging several feet above the floor, with her wrists tied by a rope slung over a horizontal pole.

The little girl's face twists in agony as she dangles from the pole
The little girl’s face twists in agony as she dangles from the pole
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She is hysterical with pain and fear and screams: “It hurts, it hurts.”

The girl’s torture was recorded in the Vinh Tuong District of northern Vietnam’s Vinh Phuc Province.

The film caused outrage as soon as it was put online.

Police arrested Nguyen Thi Phuong, a grocer who was fostering the child – who was identified only as N.P.N.A.

The agonising punishment was allegedly imposed because the little girl stole a carton of milk to drink.

She was in foster care after her parents, from the nearby Phu Tho Province, were both jailed for unreported offences.

In the harrowing video the child is seen thrashing around in pain
In the harrowing video the child is seen thrashing around in pain
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Phuong and her husband were the girl’s foster carers, though her husband was not identified in reports and it was not clear whether he knew about how the girl was being treated.

He was not arrested.

Phuong allegedly said that the girl would often steal her possessions to sell for pocket money.


Deputy chairman of Vinh Tuong District Le Chi Thai confirmed that an arrest had been made.

He added that the little girl in the clip had been taken to hospital for a check-up and found to have suffered no serious physical harm.

Relatives had picked her up as soon as the film of her being tortured became public, he said.

The girl's foster mother was arrested after the video went online
The girl’s foster mother was arrested after the video went online
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Details of charges against Phuong were not reported but Thi added that treating a child the way she apparently had was “unacceptable” and she would be prosecuted.

It was unclear who shot the video or how it come to be shared online.


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