Disturbing footage has been released by Chinese media showing a nurse in tears after a grieving family forced her to hold their dead baby.
Nurse weeps as grieving family assaults her, forces nurses to hold dead baby
The video clip by Live leak shows the scared nurse clutching the small child while several family members walk by.
Some even slap her across the face and one man is held back as he attempts to launch a brutal attack.
Reports from China suggest that the child, who was named Yao Yao, had fallen ill the night before and had been brought into the hospital by his grandmother.
He died on September 27 after doctors repeatedly tried to save him.
The nurse, who is reportedly an employee at the Taikang County People's Hospital, visibly flinches each time a family member approaches her.
Incensed by the death of their child, the grieving family then forced the nurse to hold their baby as she sat at her desk in one of the hospital wards.
According to Chinese media, Yao Yao's family believe the hospital should be held responsible for the child's death and this appeared to be part of their 'punishment'.
Watch video footage below.
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