Nanny Kills Restless Tot With Slap To Head

Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

A nanny is to be charged after slapping a restless boy so hard he fell and broke his skull before slowly dying of a brain bleed.

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The horrific incident is being investigated by authorities in Kaohsiung’s Qishan District in south-western Taiwan, with the carer since identified as a woman with the surname Hsu, aged 32.

Hsu, herself a mother of a five-year-old boy, has reportedly admitted to striking the 18-month-old tot who she described as being “naughty and disobedient” before bedtime.

The boy fell onto the floor, hitting his forehead, but appeared to show no signs of serious injury afterwards, she recalled to the police.

However, the following morning she woke to find the boy without a pulse and his body “cold”. 

She took him to the MOHW Qishan Hospital at 6am on 24th April, but the boy was declared dead after medics observed clear signs of livor mortis and confirmed he had suffered a skull fracture and died of a cerebral haemorrhage at least five hours earlier.

Hsu was arrested on suspicion of causing injury resulting in death, and has been release on bail for the amount of 100,000 TWD (2,505 GBP) due to her subsequent cooperation with the authorities, Kaohsiung police said.

According to reports, the toddler’s single mother Luo, 25, has been working in the island’s capital of Taipei for the past two months, leaving her boy in the care of her elderly parents and the nanny, who lives in the same gated community.

Kaohsiung’s Social Affairs Bureau said Hsu acquired her childcare licences in October 2018.

She faces being stripped of the licences as well as being permanently blacklisted in the industry if found guilty of killing the boy.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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