Mother suspected of having thrown daughter to her death

A mother has been detained after allegedly throwing her year-old daughter into a road where the baby was hit and killed by an oncoming vehicle on Tuesday, according to Chinese Twitter-like site Sina Weibo.

The woman in Cixi, Ningbo city in Zhejiang province was reportedly seen holding another child, a boy, as she was trying to throw the baby into the road. Before the incident she was reported to have asked a shop owner to borrow a pair of scissors but was turned down. A passer-by noticed her abnormal actions and tried to stop her but was too late.