A 28-year-old woman in Wuhan was furiously beaten by the driver of an unlicensed cab, or a “black” cab, after she’d refused to pay a three RMB overcharge, Apple Daily reports.
The woman, surnamed Wang, had been carrying her 18-month-old son to a hospital on July 5 when she hailed a taxi around 2:00 p.m.
After being informed of the destination, the cabbie, surnamed Yuan, said the ride would cost 18 RMB. She ended up making a detour that added an extra five RMB to the fare, which Wang argued over given the fact that she’d already reminded Yuan of the road construction.
Wang was furious and insisted on only paying an extra charge of two RMB. In the heat of the argument, Yuan pulled the cab over on a side street.
Yuan took out a one-meter long steel bar from the trunk, hitting Wang’s head, shoulder and back fiercely after grabbing her purse. Wang was reportedly holding her son tight as she was bludgeoned.
A few minutes later Yuan pushed Wang onto the ground, pinching her neck and riding on her. It was the cries of Wang’s son that attracted the crowd, who in turn called the cops.
Wang was sent to hospital and was found to have bruises and scratches over her body. She was diagnosed with bone fractures and slight cerebral concussion, while her son remained uninjured.
After police investigation, the 45-year-old driver was sentenced to administrative detention for five days on assault charges.
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By Christy Mak