A woman was slammed by netizens for chaining her four-year-old grandson to a road sign post outside their house in Bidor, Perak as punishment, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The boy was punished for not doing his homework after being told several times, it reported.
A passer-by, who saw the boy being chained to the post at about noon on Friday, had taken several photos and posted it on social media.
When contacted, the 54-year-old woman denied that she tortured the boy and stated that she merely chained him for 10 minutes and that this was the first time she punished her grandson in such a way.
The woman added that she has been taking care of the boy since he was a baby as his parents were working in Singapore.
It was tiring for her to take care of two grandchildren all by herself due to her age, she said.