Beijing: Chinese police have detained a male nurse who allegedly beat up senior residents and forced them to drink urine at a nursing home in central China’s Henan Province.
62-year-old Zheng Huanming, nurse at the Changleyuan Seniors Home in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital, woke up the elderly people at 4 am every day and forced some of them to drink yellow liquid from plastic bags, which a witness by name Wang said was urine, the Yangtze Evening News has reported.
Zheng opened the mouth of one of them and poured down the liquid. The victim struggled and shouted, “No, it’s salty.”
But Zheng continued to force them to drink and laughed, Wang said.
Wang, who lives in a nearby building, said he often heard cries and screams from the nursing home, so he went to another building overlooking the nursing home one night and witnessed the abuse.
He tipped off a local television station which sent a crew to secretly film the torture, including forcing seniors to drink urine, from a window in the building after lurking there for six nights.
Zheng told the police that he woke up the old people at about 4 am to urge them to go to the toilet otherwise they would urinate in bed, the report said.
Another male nurse who was involved in the abuses was also detained by police, the Shanghai Daily reported.