The eight-year-old victim, who has not been named, is said to have been unhappy that her parents got a divorce and threw the tantrum that led to her receiving the extremely harsh punishment.
Local authorities in Guangyuan City’s Jiange County, in south-western China Sichuan Province, have since arrested the dad after he shot a short video showing the girl dangling and then sent it to his ex-wife to spite her,Daily Mirror reports.
The girl’s mum took the clip to the cops, and the police rescued the girl and took her to hospital.
The authorities said the girl was beaten for destroying the divorce papers, but the dad also lost his temper because she damaged furniture and broke a bottle of grain alcohol.
The child has since had a check-up and is now receiving psychological counselling to help her recover from the trauma.
Fortunately, her physical injuries were not that serious, the police said.
The mum is expected to be given custody of the girl while investigations continue into the dad’s actions, which could see him charged with child abuse and jailed for over a year on top of having his parental rights revoked.