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(China Daily)
Updated: 2010-09-02 07:52
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Boy, 6, rescues mother from violent father

A woman in Haikou, Hainan province, escaped from the clutches of her violent husband thanks to her 6-year-old son who came to her rescue on Friday night.

The boy's father had tied up his mother and was thrashing her black and blue over a minor disagreement about their son's household registration.

Excusing himself to go to the toilet, the boy phoned the police, who arrived within minutes to stop the physical abuse.

The boy's mother had taught him how to phone the police in case his father ever raised his hand on him when he was just 3 years old. She has now decided to file for divorce.

(Nanguo Metropolis Daily)

(China Daily 09/02/2010 page4)