A Beijing nursery is accused of giving injections and feeding drugs to toddlers, in a case that has sparked outrage in China. The incident comes weeks after a Shanghai childcare centre was alleged to have abused several toddlers. At least eight children attending the RYB Education pre-school in the upscale Chaoyang district are said to have been injected with unknown substances.
Parents told local media they had discovered needle marks on their children’s bodies in recent days, and also circulated photographs online. They also said their children were fed pills or syrup before their naptime.Some parents are also alleging possible sexual abuse.
The company is one of China’s most well-known early childhood education providers and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in September.The case has sparked an intense outcry and reignited anxieties over childcare standards in China, which has seen other cases of abuse at nurseries in recent years.