A 14-year-old South Korean girl in Busan was brutalized by a mob of teens who almost killed her in the process because they apparently didn’t like her attitude and the way she talked.
Five teenaged assailants brutally attacked the middle schooler for over an hour on September 1 by beating her up with a chair, a metal pipe and burned her with cigarettes until she was unconscious.
The girl was later sent to the hospital with a swollen face, blood dripping from her ear and a torn scalp that revealed deep cut wounds.
One of the assailants even went as far as sending the pictures of the bloodied teen victim to a fellow student just to brag about the deed they’ve done.
Watch the video below of the shocking CCTV footage that captured the brutal assault.
According to Koreaboo, the suspects eventually turned themselves in to the police two hours after the attack, but weren’t arrested due to the current Juvenile Law, which protects offenders under 18 from harsh punishment.
However, the girl’s mother insisted that the suspects should still be tried in court and charged with attempted murder.
This isn’t the first time the Korean teenager has been victimized by the same group as she was previously beaten for answering a call from one of the suspects’ boyfriend. The recent incident was intended as revenge after the girl’s mother reported the assailants for the previous one.
While the victim’s mother claimed that she reported the first incident, she revealed that Busan police “didn’t consider the incident seriously,” and criticized them for “showing the same ignorance” in handling the case.
The incident sparked public outcry as concerned netizens set up an online petition aimed towards giving adult punishment to juveniles. The online petition has since garnered over 128,000 signatures by Tuesday afternoon, according to Korea Times.