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Toddler junkie: Three year old Bulgarian boy snorting cocaine leads to child welfare call

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Three year old Bulgarian boy snorting cocaine
Pic shows: Nuri.nnA picture of a three-year-old boy apparently snorting cocaine has shocked social media users, sparking calls for the child to be taken into care.nnThe photo shows the little boy identified only by his first name of Mladen posing with what appears to be three lines of white powder and a white tube held up to his nose as he looks directly into the camera, ready to sniff the substance.nnThe image was uploaded onto the social media profile of ¿Tina Vi Nuri¿ and was accompanied by the comment "Mum and dad¿s little junkie", sparking outrage among netizens who tracked down the family.nnThe Nuri family reportedly live in the small village of Sindel in eastern Bulgaria¿s Varna Province.nnResponding to the outcry, Nadezhda Nuri - the boy¿s mother - told local media it was simply a joke and that the photo had been published by their 13-year-old daughter Stiliana.nnThe mum said the lines on the table were actually flour and that Stiliana had staged a photoshoot with her little brother Mladen in the living room while she cooked in the kitchen.nnNadezhda said that she was illiterate and would have been unable to post the picture online herself. She said: "My mother first saw the [picture of the] children and called me. I couldn¿t have done such a thing, I don¿t even know how to write.nn"My daughter must have taken the photo and uploaded it online. I can¿t do it because I can't even read or write, nevermind use a computer."nnVillage locals have defended Nadezhda, saying she is a good mother and that her husband, whose name was not mentioned in reports, is working in Germany and has left her to take care of their children.nnDaughter Stiliana Nuri then confirmed that it was a joke and said she regularly staged similar photoshoots with her younger brother.nnThe teenager said: "I was only joking, I got the idea from Facebook. I have never seen real drugs. I once saw a woman on Facebook making lines with flour and then snorting it."nnAfter realising what they had been doing, local reports claim the mum had beaten her children as punishment.nnAfter the massive social media outcry and calls for the tot to be taken into care, child services are now preparing a report on the family and are reportedly considering whether the intervention of police - or prosecutors - is necessary.nn(ends)
Three year old Bulgarian boy snorting cocaine
Flour or cocaine? Image via facebook.

Three year old Bulgarian boy snorting cocaine: Was one family really just playing a joke or was this an act of child abuse?

In what was meant to have been a prank has led to a social media backlash after a Bulgarian family of a three year old boy posted a picture of their three year old son snorting cocaine on Facebook.

The incredulous image which shows the toddler holding a rolled paper, looking into the camera while getting ready to inhale wide swaths of white powder lined up on a table led to child services being called to the family home.

Told the image as posted by the child’s thirteen year old sister on a Facebook post: ‘Mum and dad’s little junkie’ 

Upon the image going viral, social media users demanded that child service taking the three year old Bulgarian boy into care.

Nevertheless, the family, from the small village of Sindel in eastern Bulgaria’s Varna Province insisted the incident was a joke.

Nadezhda Nuri, the boy’s mother, told local media that the substance was not cocaine, but instead was simply flour.

She claims that the image was taken as a joke but then uploaded onto social media by her 13-year-old daughter.

Three year old Bulgarian boy snorting cocaine

Offered the mother in a translated report via the dailymail: ‘My mother first saw the [picture of the] children and called me. I couldn’t have done such a thing, I don’t even know how to write.

‘My daughter must have taken the photo and uploaded it online. I can’t do it because I can’t even read or write, never mind use a computer.’

Her daughter, Stiliana Nuri, who uploaded the photo, says the family joke around with taking photos like the controversial image often.

She said: ‘I was only joking, I got the idea from Facebook.

‘I have never seen real drugs. I once saw a woman on Facebook making lines with flour and then snorting it.’

Village locals have defended Mrs Nuri, saying she is a good mother and that her husband, whose name was not mentioned in reports, is working in Germany and has left her to take care of their children.

That said, child services continue to investigate the incident as fervor against the family remains unabated as police may now be called.

Three year old Bulgarian boy snorting cocaine

Three year old Bulgarian boy snorting cocaine

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