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Father beats daughter to death for copying someone else's school homework

By The Mirror | May 24th 2014

A pushy dad is under arrest in China for allegedly beating his daughter to death because she copied someone else’s school homework.

Police said the forceful father went too far in his determination for his 11-year-old daughter to succeed.

All across China the pressure is mounting on children to do well at school because of the hunger for qualified workers.

But cops claim Ye Hung, 35, tied up daughter Chou with rope and beat her savagely in his home in Hangzhou City in Zhejiang Province in the east of China.

He then went outside for fresh air, but when he went back in to untie her she had stopped breathing.

Doctors could not save the youngster who died from a heart attack 12 hours later.

A police spokesman said: ”The father knelt at the bedside of his daughter, mortified at what he had done.

“He was praying to all the gods he knew that she would get better. He was a pushy father who went too far. It was no premeditated murder.”

The father’s cousin Park Jen, 37, said: “He was an otherwise responsible father and cared for the girl’s study, he sent her to school every day and seldom beat the girl in daily life.

“He loved kids very much but also believed they must do well at school, which means not copying anyone’s homework. That kind of cheating made him mad.”

According to the girl’s teacher, Chou was “sweet” most of the time, although her academic performance was often wanting and she had been punished in the past for submitting homework that was not her own.

Her father was under arrest and being questioned by police.

-The Mirror

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