Beijing: Can attachment to worldly luxuries make any mother on this planet risk the life of her own child? Can the glitter of a BMW bedazzle a mother enough so as to ignore her three-year-old's helpless cries?
In china, a woman reportedly left her son to faint in the intolerable heat inside a locked BMW, lest her car windows be smashed to pieces.
According to a CCTV news report, a woman in China's Yiwu refused that firefighters should break into her BMW even as her three-year-old son lay trapped inside the locked car.
A huge crowd gathered around the car as the baby kept shrieking out for help, clawing at the car window, however the mother stood nearby, insisting that the vehicle should not be harmed.
Ignoring the advise of the crowd and the firefighters and the cries of her son, the woman kept waiting for the locksmith.
However, as the child's condition began to worsen, the firefighters did not care about the mother's decision and anyway broke into the car and rescued the child.
“It is very dangerous to leave kids inside car, especially in such heat. The temperature inside the car can soar in very short time and threaten the child’s life,” an online news website quoted a firefighter as saying.
The incident has triggered outrage on social media with many taking to Twitter to condemn the horrible act of the Chinese woman.
Here are some reactions:
this woman in china didn't let firefighters break her bmw's window to save her toddler son locked inside...i hate the world we live in
— stephanie (@nstephanie26) July 16, 2015
Mother in China wont let firefighters break the window of her BMW to save her child because the car was too expensive. WTF! Bad Parenting101
— Daniel Lozovski (@dlozovski) July 14, 2015
Woman doesn't want firefighters to break the window on her BMW to save her son Yep sounds like a BMW owner
— The Bacon-Nate-or (@bacon_gillepic) July 15, 2015
— SJZ (@susanjzach) July 15, 2015