A nanny allegedly suffocated a baby by lying on top of him at a day care centre in Taiwan.
Distressing footage purportedly shows the worker, named Liao, lying on top of the boy at the We Care Baby unit in the district of Neihu in Taiwan’s capital of Taipei.
The footage allegedly shows Liao, 40, pressing her body onto the 11-month-old child, identified only by his surnamed Lee.
Liao was reportedly detained on manslaughter charges but insists she thought the baby was sleeping when he stopped moving.
Footage taken from inside the day care appears to show the worker lying on top of the child
Harrowing footage appears to show the child’s limbs thrashing around under her weight on top of him.
The video then cuts to Liao having rolled off the boy and playing with another infant, while the victim next her remains motionless.
In the footage, the boy is found by the day care’s cook surnamed Wu, 61, who tries to wake him up, and who later called the police.
According to Taiwan’s Shilin District Prosecutors Office, Liao was detained on manslaughter charges and was released on bail of 30,000 Taiwanese Dollars (£745).
The daycare worker was later detained on manslaughter charges by Taiwanese police investigating the incident
The We Care Baby day care in Taipei, Taiwan where the horror incident is alleged to have taken place
Liao has since been quoted as saying she was trying to put the boy to sleep during nap time – and that she thought he was sleeping when he stopped moving afterwards.
The boy was reported unconscious at 2.10pm and declared dead at 3.30pm at the Neihu Branch of the Tri-Service General Hospital.
Reports said the child had no vital signs while on the way to the facility.
Further investigations continue, with an autopsy scheduled for today.
Footage showed paramedics arriving on the scene to treat the child after they were called by another daycare worker