Elderly Woman in Hong Kong Beaten By Woman ‘Annoyed’ By Her Singing
An elderly woman was left with a bloody forehead after she was hit on the head with a broom by a 40-year-old woman in Hong Kong.
The suspect, identified only via her surname Tam, was arrested by local authorities after a video of the attack was posted on social media.
In footage captured by onlookers, Tam is shown arguing with a 69-year-old woman surnamed Ip in the middle of a busy street in Sham Shui Po at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Tam claimed that she was upset because the elderly woman’s singing was annoying, Coconuts Media reports.
She initially hit the elderly woman with some flowers, which prompted some witnesses to tell her to stop since the victim was not doing anything to harm her.
After engaging in a shouting match, the granny was attacked again, with her aggressor toppling her cart containing some grocery items.
With the poor woman’s belongings scattered on the ground at the intersection between Yu Chau Street and Kweilin Street, Tam then grabbed a broom from a nearby stall and hit her on the head.
The elderly victim is then seen bleeding on her head and holding a foldable stool. She asked bystanders if she should hit back, everyone advised her not to do so since she was already hurt and bleeding.
According to a witness, the granny did not strike back and instead waited for the police to arrive. A few minutes later, local police officers arrived at the scene and arrested Tam on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Ip, who was rushed to the hospital via an ambulance, received treatment for her injuries in her head, neck, and hands.