A Chinese policeman who grabbed a seven month old girl from the arms of her father and threw her to the ground has been sacked from the force and formally arrested.
The police officer who was under influence at the time of the incident, made a stake with friends that the child was only a doll.
The man, who is in his 50s and a police veteran of about 30 years, has been in detention since earlier this week for throwing the infant.
The incident was covered up by the local police for almost a month, and the officer was only punished with 15 days of confinement by his superiors.
When outraged local officials broke the story to news media, it caused a nation-wide uproar.
The local police chief has now been suspended.