There was an outrage in the province of Zhejiang, Shanghai after a picture of a grandmother walking her grandson like a dog was circulated.
The lady was photographed begging in the streets of China with her grandson walking barefoot with a lock and chain tied to his leg.
Police conducted a manhunt and with the help of villagers they could track her down.
Police found the lady and her 1-year-old grandson in a pitiable condition.
The 70-year-old grandmother was staying in a dark and damp building with the child chained to the wall.
The chain was only few meters long allowing him to move around, but not too far.
The grandmother told police that she suffers from several ailments like rheumatoid arthritis and asthma.
Due to her condition she is forced to walk with the help of crutches, leaving her unable to take proper care of her grandson.
Once the boy fell from his bed and suffered a severe brain injury and since then, he has become extremely violent and difficult to control.
His mother also passed away due to cancer and father has recurring mental disabilities.
The grandmother testified that although it troubles her to see the grandson in such a state but he might harm himself so keeping him chained is good for his safety.