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This is the viral moment seen over 11 million times a 13-year-old girl has her head shoved in the toilet after her mum claims she refused to become a sex worker.
However, authorities in the county of Si, which is in Suzhou City in China’s eastern Anhui Province, have denied the parent’s version of events.
The footage filmed in a motel on 17th June shows the 13-year-old victim, surnamed Lu, being grabbed by her hair and forced into the porcelain toilet by the older bullies.
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The girls, identified by their surnames Zhou, Li and Chen, are said to be between the ages of 17 and 18.
They can be seen attempting to flush the toilet while forcing her head in the water.
The girl’s mum told local media the teenager was visiting a friend and staying in a local motel when she was approached by the three older acquaintances, who tried to hire her as a sex worker at a karaoke bar.
She was allegedly beaten and bullied when she refused, the parent claims.
Si County police said in a statement on 2nd July – after the video attracted millions of views on social media – that the victim reported the case on 19th June.
The teenager apparently suffered only “minor injuries” during the incident, which has led to the arrest of two suspects Zhou and Li.
The third suspect Chen is still at large, they said.
However, the authorities also said it was not true that the teenager had been asked to do sex work.
They said she and her aggressors had “personal disputes”, without elaborating any further.
Investigations are still ongoing.
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