By Beth Main
Hospital staff bring the woman out of surgery at Beijing Ditan Hospital.
Early on Christmas morning a Beijing woman was attacked in an unlicensed taxi by two men. As she jumped from the taxi to escape she broke her leg and is now being treated in hospital. Police are conducting an investigation.
At 1am on Christmas morning, the woman left a McDonalds in the Wangjing neighbourhood of Beijing and got into an unlicensed taxi. As soon as she got into the taxi she could smell alcohol but didn’t suspect that, apart from the driver, there was a second man in the taxi, sat behind her with a knife.
After driving for about 10 minutes, the second man pulled her chair backwards and put a 15cm knife to her throat, the woman told police through tears. The second man told her to place her bag and McDonalds on the floor. He then dragged her onto the back seat and began to tie her hands behind her back with tape.
The second man put a hat over her face while the driver rooted through her bag looking for her purse. After finding her purse and mobile phone the driver wanted to release her but the second man refused, removing his coat and starting to kiss and molest her.
She tried to escape by opening the left-side door, but the driver noticed, stopped the taxi, locked the door and continued to drive. She then threw off the second man, knocked the knife to the floor, opened a door and jumped out while the car was in motion.
She lost consciousness and when she came to her leg was broken and she couldn’t stand. She crawled 200 metres to a gas station where attendants rescued her and called the police.
The woman’s leg was operated on by orthopedic surgeons at Ditan Hospital in Beijing and is in plaster. Police are conducting an investigation.