8 go on trial in Ctrip child abuse case

Eight people alleged to be involved in a child abuse scandal at Ctrip's day care center are to go on trial, Changning District People's Procuratorate said yesterday.

Eight people alleged to be involved in a child abuse scandal at Ctrip's day care center are to go on trial, Changning District People's Procuratorate said yesterday.

The defendants include one person surnamed Zheng, the procuratorate said on its website without naming the others.

Previous media reports had identified Zheng as the head of nursery that was set up by Ctrip, China’s leading online travel agency, in 2016 to look after the children of its employees.

The facility, which was run by a third-party agency, hit the headlines in November after video clips posted online showed children being mistreated, pushed to the ground and fed with something that the parents claimed was spicy wasabi.

The center was closed and police launched an investigation into the abuse claims.

The Changning procuratorate had said in December that it had approved the arrest of five suspects, including Zheng.


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