Boy, 5, killed for wetting the bed

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A 22-year-old woman and 30-year-old man have been arrested in France after allegedly physically abusing their five-year-old son so much, he died of his injuries.   

The young boy, only known as Yanis, was reportedly made to run several kilometres in the middle of the night after he wet his bed last week.

He was found with a broken nose and was believed to have died due to a cardiac arrest.

His body was found at a canal near his house in the French town of Aire-sur-la-Lys in the north.

According to the Daily Mail, his parents called authorities after they found the boy unconscious.

Police prosecutor Patrick Leleu said police believe he was subject to abuse from his parents.

"A child of 5 years died in suspicious conditions as to the explanations that have been given, with a medical reason not established at this time.

"The suspicious conditions of this death led us to put the parents in custody on suspicion of violence causing death."

Newshub.