A 27-year-old mother who was obviously finding it hard to control her emotions was caught on camera repeatedly kicking her daughter in the stomach as she lays on the ground because she won’t stop crying.
The disturbing footage from Guangdog province, south eastern China showed the woman throwing the baby down a flight of stairs.
The baby screams as she is beaten against a tiled floor by her mother, identified only as Chen, who beats her relentlessly.
The footage was released by police who said the mother was given a verbal warning and that the girl did not suffer any obvious injuries.
It is believe the attack by the 27-year-old happened on February 24 in the middle of the afternoon.
She told policemen she had been under a lot of stress recently, and when the child could not stop crying, she lashed out at her.
The baby is now being cared for by her grandparents.
Discretion is advised as the footage is disturbing