A nanny who was caught on camera violently shaking a baby before dropping it has been jailed for 12 days and given a £57 fine.
The woman, known only as Ms Lou, lashed out at the 10-month-old tot when it wouldn’t stop crying.
The babysitter was a friend of the infant’s grandmother and was asked to help care for the child in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.
And the 52-year-old’s sickening behaviour went viral after it was captured on a ‘nanny cam’.
The distressing video, filmed in the baby’s own home on Monday, January 14, was shared online and watched more than 16 million times.
It shows Ms Lou dangling the crying child by the legs before dropping it on his head.
She later violently shakes the baby and throws the infant onto the sofa in a bid to stop its cries.
The child, whose sex has not been revealed, then rolled onto the floor.
The baby suffered no serious or visible injuries as as result of the ordeal, but the baby’s mother took the footage to police.
Changsha authorities said on Sunday, January 19, that Luo had been summoned and detained on charges of causing intentional injury.
She has so far been detained for 12 days and fined 500 RMB – equivalent to £57, but she could face further punishment as investigations into her conduct continue.