An online video showing 4 PRC teenagers beating and using lit cigarettes to abuse a younger boy while he is bound by rope has gone viral on social media.
The incident took place in a dimly lit house, and the boy can be heard painfully screaming for mercy throughout the 2 minute 11 seconds long clip.
The video first appeared on social media in Zhejiang province on Sunday, but quickly spread like wildfire as netizens rained anger and abuse on the abusers.
Qingyuan county police announced later on Sunday that four suspects had been taken into custody.
According to police, the bullies were students at a county junior secondary school, while the boy in the video was in Primary One.
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