A series of photos circulating on Chinese social media show a young Jiangxi train attendant with a dozen wounds to her face and arms left after she was beaten by a group of angry passengers.
The incident happened on a high-speed train in Jiangxi on August 4th. The train attendant uploaded the pictures to her own Weibo account shortly after.
She says that she was working on a train departing from Changsha South Station heading towards Nanchang West Station. For their own safety, she insisted that passengers not sit face to face. The passengers didn’t listen and instead insulted her. After that, a family of 12 attacked both her and a colleague, leaving more than 10 wounds and scars on her face and arms.
The head of the railway allowed the passengers to go free without first notifying the wounded train attendant and gave her a whopping 200 yuan in compensation. The woman isn’t satisfied with the way the incident was handled, so now she is seeking help from fellow kind-hearted netizens.
Yesterday afternoon, she posted an update on her Weibo, saying that her company has reported the case to the police. She added that police are currently investigating and she will update more when any further information becomes available.
Netizens have felt sorry for the young woman and have voiced their disapproval with how her company treated her assaulters.
A user named harper126 wrote, “Assault is against the law and the railway should never have set them free. I’m so disappointed with how they handled the matter.”
“I give you a thumbs up, sister! Those thugs should file an apology and compensate you. With the real name system it will be easy for police to find out who they are. Don’t worry, let the police handle the case! I hope it will all go well,” commented another netizen named Sinis陈超.
User 暖暖红茶2011 remarked, “You 12 people! You have to come out and apologize in written form for what you’ve done! You need to take legal responsibility. I support you, sister! We netizens have your back.”
By Lucy Liu
[Images via Xinhua]