WARNING – DISTRESSING CONTENT: The 22-year-old mum, from China, uploaded the disturbing footage online which also showed her slapping the infant 15 times in 10 seconds
A sick mum filmed herself smothering her two-month-old daughter in ‘revenge’ for her husband leaving her.
The 22-year-old mum, from China, then uploaded the disturbing footage online under the username, Wei Juan.
While the baby survived the harrowing ordeal, the clip showed the mum slapping the crying child 15 times in 10 seconds.
She then goes on to cover the infant’s face with her hand while muffling the cries
After the footage went viral on social media, police appealed for anyone who may know the identity of the the woman to get in touch.
She later handed herself in to police for questioning.
The woman reportedly told officers she was lonely and hoped the horrific footage would persuade her husband to come back to her and her daughter.
Hengyang Public Security Bureau spokesman, Li Gangbiao said the videos were filmed and posted by Wei following an argument she had with her husband.
The woman had attempted to blackmail him with the clips in the hope he would return home.
Police said the baby was in a stable condition, adding the mum was given a sentence of five days which they did not carry out.
She is now receiving counselling provided by the Public Security Bureau.