A video showing a teenage boy attacking his mother in an alley has sparked an outcry in China.
Reports have suggested that the boy, 14, became angry after being rejected pocket money worth a few yuan (less than £1) by her mother, who was said to be mentally ill.
Shocked by the violence, the Chinese public condemned the schoolboy and tried to track him down.
The boy's school said he had been suffering from psychological problems due to his mother's illness, and the teachers have been giving him counselling.
Mobile phone footage posted on Beijing News captured the moment of the recent attack.
The incident reportedly took place in a back alley of Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province.
The 14-year-old boy, who was wearing school uniform, can be seen pushing his mother against a wall and charging a bicycle towards her closely.
FOLKS HATE ME, FOR MERELY TELLIN DA TRUTH, Pitcairn, 5 days ago
How can someone beat his own mother is something i will never understand !
Jsmith, Fredericksburg VA USA, 5 days ago
The boy is more mentally disabled than his mother.
tidgy37, manchester, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
Why is someone filming it instead of stopping the little c__t
reddal, edinburgh, United Kingdom, 5 days ago
put him in a home
Ali, Birmingham, 5 days ago
Honky Lips, Altoona, United States, 5 days ago
His school teacher said the 14-year-old was too scared to go back home and is now staying at school after class? The kid isn't afraid to give an a$$Whooping, just to take one...