Authorities in the northern province of Lao Cai have pledged to deal "strictly" with a child abuse case after photos of a girl with bruises across her face emerged on Facebook together with claims that she was beaten by her teacher.
Information on the social media suggested the 6-year-old girl was beaten by a teacher last Friday for writing slowly during a dictation period.
Family of the girl said she is still under treatment at a local hospital, Lao Cai Television reported.
They said in a news broadcast that it was the second time the girl was “brutally beaten” by a teacher at the school.
Hoang Dang Khoa, an official of Bat Xat District, told news website Dan Tri that the district has ordered the school to review the teacher’s alleged violation.
“We will impose due punishments according to the laws,” he said.