She was violently stripped naked and beaten senseless by a mob of women on a busy shopping street … but the police never came.
Indeed, nobody intervened as Lin Yao Li, 38, was kicked in the groin and breasts as she writhed screaming in agony on the pavement.
The reason, onlookers said, was that it was an ‘argument of the heart’ – she didn’t deserve help because had slept with another woman’s husband.
It is only the latest in a number of similar incidents in which it seems there is placid acceptance in Chinese society of such humiliation, as long as the victim is seen as deserving in having caused a man to cheat on his partner.
On this occasion, Li, 38, was ambushed by four women as she walked home from the shops in the city of Puyang in eastern China’s Henan Province. Punching and kicking her to the ground while she writhed in agony, her attackers then ripped her clothes off and continued the beating, pulling her hair and kicking her in the breasts and groin.
The sickening attack they said was carried out by the scorned wife of the man Lin is accused of sleeping with, and her three friends, and it was watched by passers-by who did not think it was their duty to help the defenceless woman.
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