13-year-old Chinese girl handcuffed, paraded around after spilling water on government car

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Two officials in China reportedly were suspended after allegedly handcuffing a teenage girl who spilled water on a government car and parading her around town.

The story of the teen's alleged mistreatment by officials went viral after photos of the handcuffed 13-year-old were posted on a Chinese micro-blogging site.

According to the site, the girl accidentally splashed water on a government car in southwest China. The officials reportedly began arguing with the girl and she was subsequently handcuffed and forced to parade on the street for 20 minutes, according to the International Business Times.

The incident reportedly occurred on April 6.

The township leader and police officer involved have been suspended pending an investigation into their actions, according to China's state-run news agency Xinhua.

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