Beat mom to get a bank card

ChinaA female civil servant in Heilongjiang province was arrested and administratively fined after assaulting her 79-year-old mother to ask for her bank card.

Video recorded by surveillance cameras on November 26 and shared on social media on November 29 shows the female civil servant, surnamed Wang, pushing her mother onto the sofa, then repeatedly hitting her on the head to force her to give her card. Bank. Wang beat his mother while shouting: “sign it”, “just try to sue me”.

Wang assaulted his elderly mother to ask for a bank card at an apartment in Heilongjiang province, northeast China on November 26.  Photo: 163.com.

Wang assaulted his elderly mother to ask for a bank card at an apartment in Heilongjiang province, northeast China on November 26. Photo: 163.com.

Wang was detained for 15 days, fined 1,000 yuan ($157) and is being investigated by the local party committee.

“The mother has transferred her assets to her daughter’s name, but the daughter still wants a bank account and threatens to beat her,” a friend of the victim said, adding that this is not the first time Wang has beaten her mother. . “Every time she gets beaten, it’s for money.”

Elder abuse has become an increasingly serious social problem in China, as the population continues to age. A survey of more than 10,000 people aged 65 and over in central China’s Hunan province last year found that 15.4% had experienced abuse, including physical abuse, and mental abuse. , financial manipulation and neglect. A decade ago, the Chinese government said 13.3% of older adults were abused.

In May 2020, Chinese public opinion was shocked when a man in Shaanxi province, northwest China, buried his paralyzed elderly mother alive. Police found the 79-year-old woman three days after she was buried in the ground and the victim was still alive.

Her son was sentenced to 12 years in prison. This man said that he was too tired, tired of feeding his mother and taking care of her all the time.

Huyen Le (Follow SCMP)

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