An unnamed man has been reportedly arrested in Qingzhen, Guiyang, capital of China’s south-western Guizhou province, for abusing his four-year-old daughter.
The alcoholic father, who is said to be a digger driver, would repeatedly beat the child, chained her to the toilet, and made her wash his clothes.
According to a report, a relative found the little girl in "near darkness", with both hands inside a plastic wash basin, scrubbing her father’s clothes. There were also cigarette burns on her back. The child was also beaten so badly she could barely open her eyes.
The unnamed relative said: "Her father regularly chains her up in the toilet before leaving the house at 6 or 7am, only returning at 10 or 11 pm to feed her."
The report further said authorities went to the house to rescue the child within an hour of receiving the news.
The father was arrested, while the girl is receiving treatment at a hospital.