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Little Chinese Girl Throws Baby Boy Off Building in Chongqing

Yuan Yuan, the little 1.5-year-old Chinese baby boy who was viciously beaten by a girl in an elevator in Chongqing.

Yuan Yuan, the little 1.5-year-old Chinese baby boy who was viciously beaten by a girl in an elevator in Chongqing.

A “Girl Throws Down and Beats Infant Boy” topic is currently trending on China’s leading microblog platform, Sina Weibo. Here is the hottest microblog post of the news story, rehsared over 80k times and with over 16k comments…

From Sina Weibo:

@新浪新闻视频: Surveillance Video: Little Girl Throws Down and Beats Infant Boy, Suspected of Throwing Him Down 25 Floors — A few days ago, Ms. Wu in Chongqing took her 1.5-year-old grandson downstairs downstairs to play. As Ms. Wu was moving the child’s stroller out of the elevator, the elevator door happened to close with the infant boy inside. 5 minutes later, to everyone’s surprise, they saw the infant boy covered with blood at the bottom of the residential building. Surveillance footage showed that a small girl threw down and beat the infant boy and ultimately threw him out of the elevator… http://t.cn/8ktH2V2

Elevator surveillance footage showing the girl throwing around, hitting, and kicking the little baby boy.

The above links to a video clip of a Chongqing television news report of the story hosted on Sina Video. The clip has been viewed over 10m times since it was uploaded nearly 2 days ago.

Comments from Sina Weibo:

短爷:

So cruel!

_咔灵:

[怒][怒][怒] Just perverse/sick.

墨竹童鞋:

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Spinel_L:

Chongqing people, hehe.

七日谈马尔柯:

Watching this makes me want to vomit. What’s wrong with children these days? [生病][生病][生病][生病][生病][生病][生病][生病][生病][生病]

闻到曙光的味道:

This girl cannot be kept, just 10 years old and already so perverse. Will definitely become a demon that plagues humanity and society in the future.

谁说蜗牛不过江:

What’s wrong with this world?

Arsenal_Captain_Jack:

A girl just 10 years old being able to do this kind of thing… truly unimaginable.

kaidinihao:

Sick! What a twisted mind! Must have something to do with the family! Poor Yuan Yuan [the infant boy], may you be out of life-threatening danger soon and be healthy and safe! I pray for you!

住在冰箱里的西瓜:

That girl must have psychological problems, or there’s a trend of domestic violence.

Yuan Yuan's grandmother crying at the spot where he fell.
Photo is of the child’s grandmother weeping bitterly where the child fell down from the building.

The following news reports about this story are the most discussed articles on major Chinese web portal NetEase, with hundreds of thousands of comment participants on each…

From NetEase:

Girl Throws Down and Beats Infant Boy in Elevator, Suspected of Throwing Him Down 25 Floors

A 1.5-year-old baby boy was accidentally left in an elevator by his Grandma Wu and picked up by a little girl in the elevator. After the elevator door closed, the little girl instead threw the baby boy on the ground, fiercely kicking it. The baby boy’s grandmother chased the elevator down to the 25th floor but could not find her grandson. The little girl even patted the elderly woman saying “Auntie, don’t worry!” Afterward, the child was found, covered in blood lying at the bottom of the residential community, close to death.

Yesterday late at night, a Chongqing television channel news video showed: On November 25th, Ms. Wu of Chongqing city Changshou district took her 1.5-year-old grandson Yuan Yuan downstairs from their 7th floor home to play. However, when they reached the first floor and as Ms. Wu was moving the stroller out of the elevator, the elevator doors closed with Yuan Yuan inside. Just a short 5 minutes later, everyone unexpectedly saw Yuan Yuan covered in blood lying at the bottom of the residential building. From when the incident happened that afternoon up until the television channel reported the news, Yuan Yuan has remained in a coma, his life in danger.

The security camera in the residential neighborhood’s elevator shows that an eleven- or twelve-year-old girl threw Yuan Yuan onto the floor and hit him, ultimately throwing him out of the elevator.

Elevator closes with baby boy inside

According to Ms. Wu, the incident happened after 4pm on November 25th, when she took her grandson downstairs on the elevator. When the elevator reached the first floor, she lead the way first pulling her grandson’s toy stroller out the elevator.

Just as Ms. Wu exited the elevator, an eleven- or twelve-year-old little girl entered the elevator, and then picked up the child. As Ms. Wu pushed the toy stroller out and turned around to pick up the child, the elevator doors closed. Ms. Wu rushed to press the elevator button but was too late.

With her grandson closed in the elevator with the ten-something-year-old little girl, Ms. Wu was extremely worried. Seeing the elevator stop on the 25th floor, she immediately rushed up there.

Girl says child was carried off by someone

Arriving on the 25th floor, Ms. Wu happened to see that little girl come out of apartment #6.

Ms. Wu: “I said, ‘Little girl, where is the child? Hurry and tell me, I’ll go find him,’ and she even patted me, saying, ‘Auntie, don’t worry.’ She said the child was carried away by a boy and then said a girl carried him away. I asked, ‘So was it a boy or a girl who carried him away’, and she said she didn’t see clearly.”

Security guard finds child downstairs on the ground

After the little girl took Ms. Wu downstairs in the elevator, the two of them split up to search. 5 minutes later, the residential community security guard discovered Ms. Wu’s grandson. Yuan Yuan lay on the brick ground downstairs, covered in blood.

Ms. Wu: “His eyes were bulging, head swollen all over, already unconscious, blood all over his face.”

Ms. Wu rushed to take Yuan Yuan to the nearby Changshou District People’s Hospital and because of multiple fractures in Yuan Yuan’s head and chest with serious blood loss, Yuan Yuan remains unconscious to this day.

Surveillance video of the inside of the elevator where the little girl repeatedly threw the infant boy on the ground, hit, and kicked him.Surveillance video of the inside of the elevator where the little girl repeatedly threw the infant boy on the ground, hit, and kicked him.

Footage of the elevator’s surveillance video shows that the boy was beaten by a girl in the elevator.

Security camera restores the terrible scene inside the elevator

Because Yuan Yuan’s injuries are very severe, at present he has already been transferred to the Chongqing Children’s Hospital for treatment. After the incident, there remained questions in the hearts of Yuan Yuan’s family: just what happened in the short 5 minutes after the elevator closed with the child in it? What’s the relationship between the little girl who had been in the elevator with Yuan Yuan and what happened? To untie the knot of suspicions in their hearts, Yuan Yuan’s family checked the residential community’s surveillance footage of the inside of the elevator, and the truth of the matter shocked everyone.

The surveillance footage of the elevator’s interior showed that Ms. Wu took the elevator downstairs at 4:12pm. Just as Ms. Wu described, as she walked out of the elevator, a little girl with a schoolbag walked into the elevator and picked up her grandson. Then the elevator doors closed.

The scene that followed was hard to imagine. The little girl who picked up Yuan Yuan unexpectedly began cruelly beating Yuan Yuan. Yuan Yuan’s family member said: “(The girl) threw Yuan Yuan on the floor, kicked the child, then picked him back up to throw him back down, kicking his head. When the elevator door opened, she simply threw the child out of it, and then a hand can be seen in the video carrying the child away.

5 minutes later, everyone discovered a blood-covered Yuan Yuan downstairs. There was a large gap in the underbrush about seven or eight meters away from where the child was found, and the tree branches above were also snapped.

The residential building Yuan Yuan fell from.A crowd of residents around where Yuan Yuan's bloody body was found after he fell from his residential building.

Photos are screenshots form the video. The boy is suspected to have been thrown down from the 25th floor.

Just how did the boy fall down the building

From the situation on the scene and Yuan Yuan’s injuries, everyone conjectured that the child had fallen down into the underbrush from high up in the residential building and subsequently moved to the side.

Yuan Yuan’s family member expressed: “The police are still investigating, so we can’t say, but logically, he fell from a balcony.

[…]

Comments from NetEase:

遗体捐赠 [网易浙江省湖州市网友]:

The little girl even patted the elderly woman saying “Auntie, don’t worry!”

Fuck, able to be so calm/nonchalant after doing this kind of thing, talk about fucking scary.

遗体捐赠 [网易浙江省湖州市网友]:

Simply an evil creature, hurry and euthanize her, to avoid her growing up to become a scourge of humanity.

我老婆是婊子 [网易广东省广州市海珠区网友]:

The child’s parents should kill this little beast.

Allen8711 [网易上海市网友]:

Too frightening, just what is wrong with this [girl’s] humanity???
Just what kind of upbringing is this???
Just who turned her into a demon???

秦仁杰 [网易上海市浦东新区网友]:

Demon girl!!!

Yuan Yuan's father.
2013 December 5, Chongqing Children’s Hospital, Li X, the father of Yuan Yuan, the child who was thrown down.

From NetEase:

Girl Throws Down and Beats Baby Boy, Parents Have Already Paid 58,000 Yuan in Compensation

The Beijing News report — Relatives have just confirmed to The Beijing Times that Yuan Yuan, the boy who had been thrown down [from a building], awoke from his coma around 5pm on December 3rd. Relatives disclosed that Yuan Yuan’s skull is fractured and is bleeding in his lungs. At present, Yuan Yuan remains in the intensive care unit for observation and the hospital is arranging specialists for consultation with plans to perform surgery in the next few days. Doctors have told relatives, “the risks for this surgery are extremely high.”

Relatives have disclosed that after the incident, the parents of the little girl have over three instances given Yuan Yuan’s family a total of 58,000 >kuai [RMB]. However, Yuan Yuan’s medical expenses at present have already exceeded 50,000 yuan [RMB]. Yuan Yuan’s parents are local construction workers, and at present can only contact the girl’s parents through the police, and the family expresses worries over the medical expenses to come.

The Beijing Times reporter learned that yesterday, the mother of the child Chongqing Changshou district child who was thrown down, Ms. Zeng, went to the Changshou District People’s Court to file a civil lawsuit against the Li family of the little girl who threw Yuan Yuan down.

Comments from NetEase:

诸葛不亮V [网易美国网友]:

网易重庆市网友 [abc66947] 的原贴:5
Don’t know why, but my comment from this morning has been deleted. I only said what really happened, did the editor/moderator have to delete it? I’m a native of Changshou district. I’ve only seen the news video once, and truly don’t have the courage to watch it a second time, it is too upsetting. After this incident happened, it has had an extremely negative effect locally, with everyone talking about it. The Pengyun Left Bank Residential Community where this little girl lives has had people there every day over the past two weeks demanding an explanation. The little girl’s family are considered middle-upper class locally, her maternal grandfather a Plant Director for a state-owned enterprise (Sinopec Sichuan Weinilun Plant). Because of this connection, her father also works at that corporation, and is currently in a management/leadership position. After the incident occurred, the little girl’s family has used their connections to apply pressure, suggesting to privately resolve the matter with 500,000 yuan, but was rejected. Now the little girl has already been taken out of school and sent towards Xinjiang by her parents (Sinopec Sichuan Weinilun Plant has a project in Xinjiang, and has sent workers over). Now the little girl’s parents are already preparing to put their Pengyun Left Bank Residential Community apartment on the market. Everything I am saying is the truth, and yesterday it was rumored that the boy had passed away at Chongqing Children’s Hospital due to his severe injures. My wife cried when she heard this news and is truly really happy now that she has learned that Yuan Yuan is no longer in life-threatening danger. I don’t know why the editor/moderators would delete the content of my comment. If I’m lying, may my entire hukou booklet die [may my entire family die].

liping780909 [网易江苏省徐州市手机网友]:

The damn child is sick [has mental problems], and will be nothing good when she grows up either.

zoudj12345 [网易江西省九江市网友]:

Provide a method for donating money, but forget about it if it’s the Red Cross Society. How about a Hong Kong or Taiwan charity provide some help?

That the news doesn’t say anything about this girl is one thing, but as to why this girl is like this, at least the girl’s parents should give an explanation. Who knows, maybe she grew up being abused as well.

meteordragon [网易新疆手机网友]:

May the girl’s parents come out and share their abnormal child-raising methods.

网易湖北省手机网友 ip:119.103.*.*: (responding to 诸葛不亮)

My first reaction was to believe what [the original poster] said.

网易重庆市丰都县网友 ip:222.180.*.*: (also responding to 诸葛不亮)

Pengyun Left Bank Residential Community, Building 2, Unit 2, 25-6
The little devil — Li Yirui
in the 5th grade Class 3 of Changshou District No. 2 Experimental Primary School
Xinjiang Bayin’guoleng Mongol autonomous prefecture, Korla city economic technology development zone, South Ring road, Xinjiang Weimei Chemical Limited Company

我们到底需要什么 [网易山西省太原市小店区网友]: (also responding to 诸葛不亮)

NetEase probably took black money [bribes], deleting comments here and promoting comments there. Just look at the most upvoted one and you know.

Yuan Yuan, the little 1.5-year-old Chinese baby boy who was viciously beaten by a girl in an elevator in Chongqing.

From NetEase:

Father of Girl Involved in Chongqing Thrown Infant Case: The Baby Boy Fell off 25th Floor On His Own After Being Startled

The Beijing Times: #Newsflash# Girl Who Threw Baby Boy Has Already Transferred Schools, Principal Claims There Was Nothing Out of the Ordinary Normally — Tonight, Principal Liu of Taoyuan Primary School said to this The Beijing Times reporter that the little girl had already applied to transfer schools after the incident. It was not until December 2nd that the school learned about the matter of the girl throwing down the baby boy; the principal learned from the head teacher that she was friendly with her classmates. Before the incident, teachers also did not discover anything out of the ordinary with her. Additionally, as confirmed by the girl’s father, at present, his wife has already taken their daughter to Xinjiang.

@央视新闻 [CCTV News]: #Chongqing Baby Boy Thrown Down and Beaten# As understood by CCTV reporters, it has been 10 days since Little Yuan Yuan was, is responding positively, but has not yet awaken. Little Yuan Yuan’s father confirmed that he has received the over 50,000 yuan for medical expenses advanced by the girl’s family through the police. However, the girl’s parents have not yet met Little Yuan Yuan’s family yet, nor have they yet expressed apology. Chongqing police will soon make public the progress in the case.

The Beijing Times report: Today, the little girl’s father Mr. Li told this The Beijing Times reporter that he doesn’t agree with the outside world’s accusation of his daughter intentionally throwing the baby boy down from the 25th floor. “Through the police’s investigation, the girl and the boy were on the balcony and there was kicking and hitting actions but no intentional throwing of the little boy down.” As for the reason for the boy falling off the building, Mr. Li says there was some dog barks at the time, “the boy was startled and fell off the building by himself.”

Mr. Li claims his daughter normally really likes children and little animals, “but there are problems with how she expresses [that like].” Mr. Li says, after the incident, he asked his daughter why she kicked and hit the boy, “my daughter said the boy made faces at her and wasn’t friendly”. Mr. Li believes that hurting the baby boy was just his daughter’s way of expressing affection. “She wanted the boy to smile at her, to be friendly to her.”

Mr. Li states he and his wife normally do hit and scold their daughter, which more or less has affected their daughter’s disposition. After the incident, their daughter kept crying and making a fuss, and at present has already been taken to Xinjiang by his wife for relocation.

He expressed that he has actively cooperated with the police investigation after the incident, and is fine with [the girl’s] family filing a lawsuit with the court. “I will actively cooperate with the compensation process that will follow, and do what should be done.”

Comments from NetEase:

网易山东省济南市网友 ip:60.208.*.*:

Come here, father of the little girl, my method of expressing myself also has problems.

网易广东省广州市手机网友 ip:14.150.*.*:

A sick/abnormal family.

驰云拓野 [网易北京市手机网友]:

Fuck, is this what a human would say? Bastard!

我们到底需要什么 [网易山西省太原市小店区网友]: (responding to above)

He’s just making up shit, how could a 1-year-old infant make faces? Just watched the video again. That girl picked up the baby the moment she went in [the elevator], so how could there have been time for him to make a face? Seeing the elevator close, [she] immediately threw the baby onto the floor. Fuck! This entire family are devils!

网易山东省东营市网友(222.174.*.*):

Having read many netizen comments and discussions, to be honest, other than feeling heartache for the little baby, there is now some indescribable sadness. A lot of people are commenting like this: Kill her! Kill this little girl! Throw her down from the 25th floor as well! If it were my child, I’d just beat her to death and be done with it… and such comments. I wonder if the netizens who are saying this have thought before: If you were to really do this, how would you be any different from this girl who beat the the baby? She’s 12 years old but also a child. Even with psychological problems, she is still a child. If this incident were of an adult abusing and beating a 12-year-old little girl then throwing her off the building, how would we see it? What we should reflect upon is the problems of this society, the problems of education/upbringing, the problems of protecting minors and the psychological counseling of minors. Was the child doing this spontaneous [out of the blue]? Is she like this when she’s at school, playing, in life? Did her family, teachers, and adults around her not notice she was different from other children? These are the things we urgently suffer and must reflect upon. The girl’s mistakes indeed are unforgivable, but can everyone please stop using such vicious language to denounce [her]. One child’s life has already been destroyed, must we continue to destroy a child whose life may already be doomed or ruined? So much malicious language, is it not precisely one cause for so many mentally disturbed children in society!? Those people who say they want to rip/split apart the 12-year-old girl’s body, just how are you raising your own children? Maybe it is just an exaggeration in a heated moment, but have you consider the long-term influence it comes with? How to avoid the recurrence of a tragedy is what we should really should be reflecting upon! Let us pray for the little baby, and hope that he can survive! May he be healthy and happy!

网易辽宁省沈阳市网友 ip:119.118.*.*: (responding to above)

She we can forgive, but her father is too shameless, unbelievably finding such an illogical reason as an excuse for this incident. I hope his conscience is at peace, and can eat hot pot.

网易广东省深圳市网友 [林书记]:

I hereby offer a bounty of 1000 yuan to have this 10-year-old murderer and devil beaten into lifelong disability. Whatever strong and courageous person completes this task, directly contact me.
I definitely won’t go back on my word!

网易上海市网友(101.87.*.*): (responding to above)

I’ll add 50.

网易上海市网友(180.158.*.*): (responding to above)

+50

网易湖南省长沙市手机网友 [丶木鱼丶]: (responding to above)

+100

网易西藏拉萨市网友 [htfxs0814]: (responding to above)

I’ll add 1000, and may my entire family die if I break my promise.

网易广西来宾市象州县网友 [8CNMING]: (responding to above)

+10 kuai, a day’s lunch money.

网易山东省青岛市手机网友 ip:112.224.*.*: (responding to above)

Where’s the wu mao? Where’s the wu mao!!

Yuan Yuan, the little 1.5-year-old Chinese baby boy who was viciously beaten by a girl in an elevator in Chongqing.

From NetEase:

Chongqing Makes Announcement in Baby Boy Thrown Down and Beaten Case: Girl Claims Playing on Balcony Caused Fall

[…]

Through investigation, at 4:10pm on November 25th, 10-year-old girl resident of this residential community Li X went home after school. When arriving at the elevators for Building 2 Unit 2, she encountered Yuan Yuan (nickname, boy, 1 year old) and his grandmother exiting. As Yuan Yuan’s grandmother exited the elevator, she picked up Yuan Yuan, and the elevator doors automatically closed. Video from the security camera in the elevator shows Li X assaulting Yuan Yuan in the elevator.

According to Li X’s statement, she carried Yuan Yuan from the elevator back to her home on the 25th floor where she beat Yuan Yuan on the living room sofa before carrying him out to the balcony where she toyed with him on the railing, causing Yuan Yuan to fall from the balcony railing.

Yuan Yuan’s grandmother saw the elevator stop on the 25th floor and then rushed up to the 25th floor to look for him. Encountering Li X coming out of her home, she asked Li X about Yuan Yuan’s whereabouts. Li X lied that Yuan Yuan had already been carried away by someone. Li X and Yuan Yuan’s grandmother together rode the elevator downstairs to search. After going down, the two split up. Li X detouring to where Yuan Yuan had landed, moving Yuan Yuan from the shrubs about seven or eight meters away onto a small pathway, and then returned home. Yuan Yuan’s grandmother directly went to the residential community’s security office to check the surveillance cameras.

The Public Security Bureau [police] has already notified the people and guardians of both parties involved of the results of the investigation. Because the perpetrator Li X is only 10-years-old, not yet reaching the legal age of criminal liability, the Public Security Bureau did not open a criminal investigation case in accordance with the law.

Li X’s parent are both employees of a certain chemical corporation. When the incident occurred, only Li X was at home after school. December 2nd, Li X’s mother transferred to a Xinjiang subsidiary of her company, with Li X going with her. Before leaving, the police handling the case personally informed Yuan Yuan’s family and their lawyer of Li X and her mother going to Xinjiang. The Ministry of Public Security will continue to investigate the facts and detailed specifics of the incident, and handle it strictly in accordance with the law.

[…]

Comments from NetEase:

网易内蒙古手机网友 ip:123.178.*.*

Talk about really knowing how to fucking fabricate [probably referring to the girl’s father’s statements in the previous news report]. Come, let’s have a 1-year-old child of your family take a misstep and fall [off a building] and see. Motherfucker, not even having any common sense. A child that has just begun walking and can’t even walk steadily jumping off a building! No wonder there are so many miscarriages of justice, there are pig brains like this solving cases, it’s impossible to not feel grievances!

网易山东省潍坊市网友 ip:112.244.*.*:

“…she beat Yuan Yuan on the living room sofa before carrying him out to the balcony where she toyed with him on the railing, causing Yuan Yuan to fall from the balcony railing.”
How can she be so cruel, intentionally murdering someone and still being able to wipe her hands and walk away? I demand justice and everything be exposed.

网易广东省肇庆市网友 ip:221.5.*.*:

This 10-year-old despicable girl should be given 100 school principals. Don’t TM say she doesn’t know what she’s doing; if she doesn’t know what she’s doing, wouldn’t she go run her own head into the wall and go jump off a building herself?

网易河北省张家口市手机网友 ip:60.8.*.*:

The little girl’s thinking is very much like that of an adult’s. A 10-year-old child knowing to deceive adults and then go downstairs to move the little boy is impressive!

网易广东省肇庆市网友 ip:221.5.*.*:

I truly am unable to understand how there could be a child like this. When I was 10 years old and in 4th grade of elementary school, I’d be heartbroken for half a day after stepping on and killing an ant.

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