A shocking video has surfaced online of a mother dangling her toddler son over the ledge of her seventh floor balcony.
The footage (video below) appears to have been filmed by an upstairs neighbor. It shows a mother attempting to discipline her son.
The woman suddenly grabs what appears to be some type of cloth and starts whipping the child.
She then lifts the boy off his feet and places him on the ledge of the balcony. She appears to be telling him something while the boy sobs and holds onto the ledge for dear life.
The mother then extends her arm and dangles the boy over the ledge of the balcony, holding onto just one of his legs.
After a few seconds, she pulls him back to safety. She is then seen picking up another baby for a cuddle.
It was first uploaded to LiveLeak, where it received thousands of views, the Daily Mirror reported.
The incident is believed to have taken place somewhere in China.