Footage of a Thai woman receiving physical abuse from her apparent relationship partner has ignited discussion on social media in Thailand due to the apparent inaction the witnesses displayed during the assault.
First posted by Facebook user Namie Amuro on Friday, the video has racked up over 4.2 million views as of this writing.
While the clip was posted by a Thai netizen, it was not identified where the incident exactly happened.
In the video, a man wearing a black t-shirt is shown trying to drag a woman forcibly to his motorcycle as a couple of bystanders tried to intervene. The man goes back to his bike momentarily before returning to the girl and punching her on the face.
This time, the crowd watched as the man pushed and showed the woman toward the bike. The woman then gets on the motorbike and leaves the scene with the man and another female companion.
Since details about the incident were scarce, netizens have been speculating on the reason the man attacked the woman. According to Sanook News (via The Thaiger), the man attacked the woman because he allegedly found out that she had been cheating on him.
Many netizens, however, have questioned why no one defended the woman from the violent attack. Some also expressed frustration that she was allowed to ride away with the man knowing that she is at risk of getting hurt more.
Featured image via Facebook/Namie Amuro