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10-year-old boy locked in pig cage and dipped into freezing lake after being caught stealing

By Mason White 3:31 PM March 10, 2015
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By: Chan Yuan
A young boy in China, was severely abused by his neighbors after being caught stealing.

The 10-year-old boy of Guangxi, was forced to kneel on his knees before being locked into a pig cage and plunged into a cold lake as punishment for stealing more than 20,000 yuan ($3,194).

The boy was caught sneaking into the home of a businessman by climbing over a tall wall. He entered the home through a second floor window.

A neighbor witnessed the robbery.

When the businessman discovered that he was robbed, he became furious and incited his neighbors to carry out street justice.

After making the boy kneel and apologize, people decided that this was not enough, so they put him in a pig cage. Still not very satisfied, he was forced to undress before being dipped into the freezing cold lake.

The abuse lasted a little over an hour. Police have launched an investigation into the theft and torture, but so far, no arrests have been made.