Man brutally slaps female train attendant in China after argument

A day after a woman was caught slapping an airport personnel in China because of a flight delay, one man in China has been punished for doing the same thing to a female train stewardess.

The Chinese man was given 15 days in detention for slapping the train attendant five times across her face after being told he couldn't sit in the train's dining car, according to state media.

The incident, which occured on Friday (July 28), was filmed by an eye-witness and the footage has since gone viral in China, garnering almost 10 million views on Weibo alone.

The clip shows the man flying into a rage as he argued with staff members on the train.

Surnamed Wang, he had asked the unidentified waitress to get him a seat in the carriage but said he had no intention to eat, South China Morning Post reported.

"Can I sit here? Can I sit here?" he demanded before launching into a tirade.

He then shoved the victim aside, as he yelled at her colleagues who were looking on, before continuing his attack by viciously slapping both sides of her face in five swift moves with his right hand.

The sounds of his slaps were so loud they rang throughout the dining car.

Fellow commuters on the carriage were visibly stunned but none stepped forward to intervene during the dispute.

The victim could barely defend herself and was seen sobbing with her hand clutched to her face at the end of the video.

Photo: Weibo screengrab

Lanzhou Railway Police later said in a social media post on Saturday that Wang had been slapped with a 15-day detention and a 1,000 yuan (S$200) fine.

Photo: Weibo screengrab

He is reportedly an employee of the local railway bureau. Some netizens said the punishment was too lenient, with one saying he should be sacked for his brutal actions.

"Just fire him, he's worthless."/ "What culture? What character? What man? The punishment is too lenient"/ "No matter who you are, if you dare to be arrogant, you have to bear the consequences. But the punishment is too lenient."

Another added: "Seeing this makes me so angry, I feel like kicking him to death!"

Screengrabs: www.btime.com

ssandrea@sph.com.sg

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