According to People's Daily Online,
the four-year-old identified by his
surname Zhong,was recently spotted by passersby in the Yongchuan district of Chongqing.
The child, who is is looked after by
his ageing aunt and uncle while his
father works in another town to
earn cash to pay off heavy debts.In
January 2015, the child's mother
died from Meningitis.
The uncle and aunt who are in their
60s say that they are not able to care for the boy as he is too naughty.
A while ago, the boy disappeared
and it took a team of locals hours to
find him. A picture appeared on Chinese media shows the boy playing in a spare concrete mixer, which his family say is incredibly
dangerous. Terrified that they would lose him again, the couple decided to take drastic action, tying him to a tree using rope.