Two of the four women who were attacked by a group of men in northern China in a case that sparked outrage in the country are still in hospital, authorities said Tuesday, and announced an investigation by local police.
Hebei Provincial Public Security Bureau said that The protracted response to incidents and “gross violations of law and discipline” are being investigated by the police From Tangshan City which It is located about 150 kilometers east of Beijing.
The Aggression and public anger renewed the controversy On misogyny and mistreatment of women in China.
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Police arrived at the scene 28 minutes after being called. According to Hebei authorities. Was the deputy head of the Tangshan Police Luby branch, responsible for the initial handling of the case removed from office, Although the statement does not detail the reason.
Show pictures A man approaches a table where three women are sitting and places his hand on the back of one of the women. The woman asked him what he wanted before shouting “You’re sick” and slapping his hand.
Then the man hit the woman in the face, which led to the occurrence of a Controversy. The The first victim is dragged by the hair. A group of men who are Eating out joins the attack, hitting the women with chairs and bottles of beer.
Two of the women were hospitalized.
nine the suspects they were prisoners the next day. In recent days, there have been rumors on social media about it At least one of the women died, But the statement issued by the Hebei Public Security Bureau appears to discredit this information.
The statement said that the condition of the two women was improving and that they had “minor injuries of the second degree.” the other two The statement said the women sustained minor injuries and were not taken to hospital.
After the attack, reports surfaced about Organized crime in Tangshan and about alleged links between police and criminal groups. The investigation was transferred to the police in another state, Langfang City, which is also located in Hebei Province.
The Hebei Provincial Anti-Corruption Commission said today that five police officers are under investigation, including the head of the Tangshan Lobby branch and at least two others from a local police station.
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