A seven-month-old baby has allegedly been poisoned by his aunt because she was jealous that her sister-in-law had a boy and she gave birth to a girl.
The unidentified women from Changde, in central China’s Hunan Province is thought to have fed the little boy - known as Kang Kang - mercury from a thermometer, reported the People’s Daily Online.
Kang Kang is recovering in hospital. His aunt has reportedly handed herself into the local police station, but it is unclear whether or not she has been charged or sentenced.
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