Images of a man in China repeatedly running over his girlfriend in a car until she died have shocked Chinese social media.
The man, identified only by his surname Zhang, was arrested for brutally killing his girlfriendsurnamed Wang, passing over her body several times with his car on Tuesday in Tangshan, Hebei province.
After the incident, Wang was rushed to a local hospital, but was pronounced dead shortly after.
Local authorities arrested Zhang around 3:00 p.m., just hours after he fled the scene in front of a public swimming pool.
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The clip of the incident shows Zhang ramming a white SUV into Wang, who falls to the ground. Viewers can be seen attempting to intervene and move Wang to safety, but are unsuccessful.
Zhang then maneuvers his vehicle into bystanders and proceeds to repeatedly run over his girlfriend while she is on the ground.
A local pool employee told the media that Wang worked at the pool. The worker claimed that Wang appeared to have been working as usual before the incident. The case remains under investigation, according to police.
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The video went viral on Weibo, and the brutal nature of the attack caused a stir among social media users. Some users questioned the commitment of the authorities to protect women from this type of attack.
Many remembered the brutal attack on a group of women at a barbecue restaurant in the same city in June. The attack on the restaurant, which was caught on video, sparked anger among Chinese social media users, who believe authorities are not doing enough to protect women and safeguard public safety.
The video of the murder is the latest to generate outrage in the country for gender violence. In July, a video of a man ambushing his ex-wife and daughter at their home in Laiyang went viral. Earlier this week, a video of a man dragging a woman into a bar’s bathroom shocked citizens.
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Nine suspects were arrested in the restaurant attack, which left two women hospitalized. The incident triggered a national wave of anger and debate over violent crimes committed against women across China.
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