Chinese woman accused of locking crying baby in dog cage to play mahjong in peace

Chinese woman accused of locking crying baby in dog cage to play mahjong in peace
PHOTO: Weibo

A 35-year-old woman in Central China allegedly locked her crying three-year-old son in a dog cage so that she could continue playing mahjong in peace, Chinese media reported.

But the woman, surnamed Jiang, denies the allegations by passers-by who claimed that they witnessed the incident in Liuyang City, Hunan Province.

Photo: Weibo

She told local broadcaster Hunan Economic TV that she only wanted to put him in the cage for a while.

"I was not doing this for real," Jiang was quoted as saying.

She added that it was the other children who locked the cage door.

Photo: Weibo

Local government officials will be doing a background check to confirm if she is qualified or capable of taking care of the child, The Coverage reported.


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