(NEWS.SKY) — A case of almost unspeakable child abuse has emerged from China. (Warning: this story contains content some may find distressing.)

An 11-year-old girl was found walking on a road in the town of Shichang in China’s southwestern Guizhou Province on May 8.

According to local news reports, the girl was talking to herself and occasionally shouting abuse at passers-by.

A man, named locally as Mr Fu, approached the young girl and discovered she had scars all over her body. On her scalp were scalded patches. She was missing much of her hair.

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