A shocking image has emerged apparently showing a 10-year-old boy who was being punished by his own father for not doing his homework,
Neighbours took a picture of the boy in China’s Yongchuan District in the crucifixion position.
His father, however, said that it was ‘nothing serious’ adding that it was ‘just a joke’. However, many have criticised the moved saying it was a step too far.
According to neighbours, the dad runs a fruit shop and is notoriously strict with his son – one of two boys in the family.
After being told by teachers that the 10-year-old had not done his homework again, the child was made to kneel on the plastic crate while the homemade cross was tied to his back.
The dad appeared to believe that the public humiliation would stimulate his son and get him to start doing his homework.
The boy was ‘freed’ from the awkward situation some hours later, but it is unclear whether the unnamed parent has resorted to similar methods in the past.
The father is also angry with his neighbour for taking the picture.
The man said he did not expect his shop to get so much attention, but plans to bring charges against his neighbour for publishing the image without his permission. It is unclear if the police are investigating the dad.