After getting into a fight with her husband on Sunday, a mother in China dumped her baby into a discarded cardboard box to exact revenge against her husband.
Uploaded to Weibo on Monday, CCTV footage from Yiwu, Zhejiang province, in eastern China, shows the woman carrying her baby towards a trash collection center. She then places the baby inside of a cardboard box and takes a photo to send to her husband.
The woman turns around and walks away, stopping in front of a shop to watch the baby. A stranger then calls the police after discovering the abandoned baby.
The video clip has garnered over 805,000 views and 9,816 likes at the time of this writing.
A doctor who arrived at the scene confirmed that the baby was unharmed. A heat wave had hit the area at the time, causing temperatures to reach nearly 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit).
According to police, the woman expressed regret and stated that she did not intend to abandon the baby and was only trying to get back at her husband. The incident is currently under investigation.
Weibo users expressed outrage at the woman for taking her anger out on her child.
“I quarreled with my husband, why should I throw [away] my husband and my children?” one user wrote.
“If you quarrel with your husband, you should throw the husband away. Throwing the child will only intensify the conflict. Who knows if the next quarrel will be thrown downstairs and thrown into the river,” another user commented.
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