Father ties crying toddler to bamboo canes and abandons her in Chinese graveyard (Picture: Huanqiu/People's Daily/Chengdu Urban Daily)
The small girl was reportedly found tied to bamboo canes (Picture: Huanqiu/People’s Daily/Chengdu Urban Daily)

A little girl has been found cruelly abandoned in a graveyard in China after being left there by her father, reports claim. 

The two-year-old was apparently found by villagers tied to bamboo canes with a sign on her back naming her and her mother.

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According to reports, the girl’s parents had divorced and she had been left their in a bid to alert the mother’s attention.

The girl was discovered after crying was heard in the direction of the graveyard in Lifu Town in Qu County, Sichuan Province, according to Huanqiu.com.

The child was said to be shivering and had turned purple from the cold.

(Picture: Huanqiu/People's Daily/Chengdu Urban Daily)
She was found close to a graveyard in China (Picture: Huanqiu/People’s Daily/Chengdu Urban Daily)
Father ties crying toddler to bamboo canes and abandons her in Chinese graveyard (Picture: Huanqiu/People's Daily/Chengdu Urban Daily)
Her crying was heard by locals who alerted police (Picture: Huanqiu/People’s Daily/Chengdu Urban Daily)

She was taken into protection by police and then picked up by her mother.

The child, is said to have lived with her father, while her sister lives with her mother.

Police have failed to track down the parent and it is unclear if the child will carry on living with him, the Mail Online reports.