A 24-year-old mother has been accused of cannibalism after she was allegedly found biting her newborn’s arm in a hospital ward in Shenzhen, southern China.

According to the hospital, a nurse named Liu Tianlun is doing her rounds when she saw newly mom Li Zhenghua trying to eat her own child.

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When the nurse saw what was happening, she urgently asked for help and attempted to stop Zhenghua from fully closing her jaw on the infant’s arm. But the infant’s mother refused to let go of her child. So the hospital staff was forced to sedate and restrain her to save the child.

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A hospital spokesman said: ‘It was really shocking, the arm was badly damaged and suffered not only heavy bruising but bleeding as a result of the bite. Fortunately, doctors managed to insert something to stop her closing her teeth and then levered her jaws apart.”

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It’s believed that Zhenghua has been living on the streets for a number of weeks before being taken to hospital, after being thrown out by her mother-in-law despite of being pregnant.

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An investigation into the incident  is currently ongoing, while hospital staff are deciding whether to return the newborn to his mother.

Related: Indian Mother Gave Birth To A Baby With Two Heads

It is really terrifying and depressing to hear such kind of incident. I don’t know what’s the reason behind her cruel actions, but mothers should be the first one to love her child not the one to eat them. Share this story to your friends and raise awareness.

Source: MetroViralnova