The video shows a woman beating a child with a shovel.
Since its release the video has garnered over 200, 000 views since it was posted on Thursday afternoon.
In the video the woman can be heard hurling obscenities at the child while she beats the child with the shovel.
The child could be seen holding out to the shovel while on the floor.
In the video t woman stamps on the child’s hand in an effort to have the child release the shovel.
At one point during the video, the child picks up a table in an attempt to deflect the blows.
The Public Information Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, Inspector Wayne Mystar stated that the Cyber Crime Unit have been asked to investigate the incident.
However he has called on the public to provide whatever information they can.