A 24-year-old girl was locked up by her own disapproving parents for six years because they do not like her boyfriend at that time. A photo of her photo featuring a gruesome environment has been circulating online.
In the viral photos, Zhang Qi was seen lying on top of a pile of trash with some food around her. She was obviously malnourished.
Zhang, after knowing her parents disapprove her boyfriend, broke up with him in order to please them.
Worse, her parents tried to hide it from the village and told them that she has a mental illness.
Villagers said they saw her trying to escape for several times. “Her parents are powerful people here and everyone was told not to interfere,” a local said to interviewers,” one of the villagers said.
“Her parents are powerful people here and everyone was told not to interfere,” a local said to interviewers.
“Everyone knew about the girl in the house. I moved away and only come back to visit occasionally so I don’t care about their threats, and that’s why I was happy to expose these pictures online after the local authorities refused to do anything,” he added.
“Every time I came back for Chinese New Year I went to visit her secretly. On my latest visit though I saw her lying on a pile of straw a couple of blankets and some food arount her and i just decided enough was enough. Whether what they say about her having mental problems is true or not, she is being treated like an animal here and I’m sick of it so I contacted the police, and then posted the images online,” 50-year-old Chow Jen told authorities.