An unprovoked attack on a defenseless female cleaner in Hong Kong was recently captured on video, sparking outrage among netizens when it emerged online.
The 59-year-old sanitation worker, identified only by her surname Leung, was suddenly pushed by a 56-year-old man onto a railroad track in the town of Yuen Long on Saturday at around 10:30 a.m., according to South China Morning Post.
The man, who can be seen wearing a beige cap, green shirt and brown trousers in the now-viral CCTV footage, was arrested near the train stop on suspicion of “assault occasioning actual bodily harm.”
Leung was waving at an acquaintance on platform No. 5 at the Yuen Long terminal for the Light Rail’s 761P route when the man shoved her onto the tracks from behind. Caught off guard, the woman fell face down on the tracks.
The man, who was left unnamed in the reports, was seen calmly walking away after the attack. While it was reported he owns a Hong Kong identity card, his actual nationality was not immediately revealed.
Trains passing through the platform takes passengers heading towards Tin Yat. Fortunately, there was no oncoming train when Leung was pushed.
“The woman suffered injuries to her jaw and was sent to Pok Oi Hospital for treatment,” a female representative from the Yuen Long police was quoted as saying.
The authorities are currently investigating the motive behind the attack.