Father beats daughter to death for copying homework in China

An 11-year-old Chinese girl was beaten to death by her father for copying her classmate`s homework, media reports said today.

PTI| Updated: May 21, 2014, 14:06 PM IST

Beijing: An 11-year-old Chinese girl was beaten to death by her father for copying her classmate`s homework, media reports said today.

The father, surnamed Zhang, ordered the girl to kneel down, tied her hands and beat her at about 8:30 pm on Monday when he discovered she had copied her classmate`s homework multiple times, police was quoted as saying by the state-run Xinhua news agency.

The girl was taken to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries at 2:30 pm yesterday.

Physical punishing children is common in China, especially in rural areas where parents pin high hopes on their children`s academic achievements.