Woman strangles seven-year-old daughter to death because she was spending 'too much time on the phone'
Gao, 29, got into an argument with her daughter over the girl's phone habits before she beat her, slashed her with a cleaver and then suffocated her to death
A seven-year-old girl in China was brutally killed by her mother because she allegedly "spent too much time playing on her cellphone", Daily Mail reported.
The 29-year-old parent confessed to authorities in Chifeng city that she got into a heated argument with the seven-year-old and beat her after she would not stop playing on her phone. According to the mother, who has been identified as Gao and is unemployed, she could not control her anger and proceeded to get a cleaver from the kitchen and slashed her daughter's wrist.
The primary school student then tried to bolt from the residence but Gao caught hold of her, squeezed her neck, and suffocated her to death, according to Inner Mongolia Morning Post, which cited a statement from Chifeng Public Security Bureau.
The police report on the incident, which took place in the Hongshan District of Chifeng last Saturday, stated that Gao's husband was working day and night in another city to support the family, thus leaving the daughter in his wife's custody. According to local reports, Gao and her husband had previously divorced a couple of years ago. However, they remarried for the sake of their daughter, who was a first-grade pupil.
The woman turned herself in to the authorities on the same day and was detained on charges of intentional homicide. The case is under further investigation.