A daycare centre in Beijing, China, has been rocked by explosive allegations of child abuse, leading to an official investigation by Chinese police.
Authorities are investigating the RYB Education kindergarten in the Chaoyang district over claims children were injected with unknown substances and forced to stand naked at the centre, the BBC reports.
Concerned parents told local media they had found needle marks on their children that attended KYB.
“For two days my daughter has been crying: ‘I’m not sick, so why give me shots?’” a mother said, as reported by The Guardian.
Other parents alleged their children were given pills or syrup before it was time to take a nap.
"Disobedient students were also forced to stand naked or were locked up in a dark room at the kindergarten,” one said of the alleged abuse.
According to RYB, the teachers reportedly involved have been suspended, while police say a 22-year-old female teacher with the surname Liu has been taken into custody. CCTV footage from the nursery has also been seized by police.
RYB said it was it was “deeply sorry” in a statement posted on social media platform Weibo.
“We are cooperating with the police by providing relevant surveillance material and equipment. The teachers involved have been suspended and we are cooperating with police,” the statement explained.