Northwest China – a 12 year old girl spent her 6 years being tied up to a rope.
Yang Xiaoyu the girl that cannot speak, the images of her had gone viral on social media in China. During the day she get tied to tree and during night time and the rest of the day she gets tied to the kitchen window. Yang live in one of the town in nothwest China called Changxi. According to the report Xiaoyu’s father Yang Hu decided to tie her on a one meter rope because he is scared the girl will run away. It was said that Xiaoyu had a brain damage caused by an untreated blood clot when she was infant and was not treated.
The girl was experiencing episodes of body spasms and epilepsy that sometimes lead her to fall off in bed and hurting herself. When she was 6 years of age, that is the time when Yang decided to put her on the leash because she started to run around. “I had no other choices. I can’t control her otherwise. She’ll just run off,” Yang stated. The couple sometimes take the girl for a walk with them holding unto the rope. Yang added, “At home we keep her tied in the kitchen, but when I am out for work, I often find a nice tree to tie her to so she can enjoy the shade.”
According to the doctors, Xiaoyu’s condition has no chance of returning to normal well being. The report said that the family cannot afford to send her to the institution for mentally disabled children nor in the hospital.