6-year-old boy in China allegedly beaten so badly by his father that he doesn't dare to return home

A video of a six-year-old boy who was allegedly beaten by his father so badly that he is afraid to go home has shocked Chinese netizens.

In the video, a Chinese woman can seen inspecting the boy's injuries.

Upon lifting his shirt, his whole back can be seen covered in bruises. His right ear and thigh are also bruised. 

The boy tells the woman in tears that he was beaten by his father with slippers because he had forgotten to close a window at home. According to the Shanghaiist, his father has been jailed before for beating his son. 

Afraid of getting punished again, the boy spent the entire night sleeping underneath a car. 

The woman can also be heard nonchalantly saying to the boy that none of his relatives want to take care of him, and asks him for his opinion on what will happen to him.

The boy, fighting back tears, sobs and says, "I don't know." 

According to the video, the boy has been sent to a shelter, and his father has been detained. 

Check out the video below, viewer discretion is advised.