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Parents arrested after girl dies

SHENZHEN prosecutors approved the arrest of a couple for alleged abuse of their 10-year-old daughter who died, a Guangdong Province newspaper reported yesterday.

The girl was raised by her uncle in the countryside since she was born.

When she was six, her father, surnamed Xu, took her back to live in Shenzhen, the New Express Daily reported.

Xu and Zhang, the girl's mother, allegedly beat the girl with a clothing rack and slippers due to difficulties in communication, the newspaper reported.

The alleged abuse continued in December when they suspected their daughter had damaged a chair and kept urinating on the balcony.

The girl was not sent to hospital after she was scalded by boiling water on her face, chest, belly and thigh on December 10, the report said.

The girl didn't eat anything after she was beaten and fell ill five days later.

Her parents didn't notice the girl was breathing too quickly the next day, the newspaper said.

Only when they found the girl couldn't breathe on December 17 did they send the girl to a local hospital.

The girl died later that day of respiratory failure, caused by pneumonia, bleeding of the lungs and pulmonary edema, the newspaper said.


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