Daughter, 3, endures abuse by mother

CHINA - A three-old-year girl was reportedly tortured by her mother who allegedly forced the child to do household chores. If the work was not done properly the child was made to eat her own faeces and red chillies.

The mother also scalded her daughter's legs and prodded her back with sharp objects, Kwong Wah Yit Poh reported of the incidents in Jiangsu province, China.

A neighbour reported the alleged assaults to the police but they reportedly could not do anything purportedly because the little girl did not suffer serious injuries. The neighbour then posted the incidents on the social media.

Another person who knew about the abuse said the mother started abusing the child since last winter. On one occasion, the woman allegedly forced her small daughter to wash clothes in cold weather and, when the child used icy water for the washing, the mother shoved laundry detergent into the girl's mouth.