A mainland woman will go on trial Wednesday in a magistrate’s court in Sha Tin for allegedly assaulting a Hong Kong woman who may have suffered a stroke as a result, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.
The assailant, who was not named in the report, is charged with inflicting bodily harm.
The victim, 54, surnamed Lam, who is still in hospital, has slurred speech and is unable to move her limbs.
A doctor said she showed symptoms of a stroke.
A Facebook post by the victim’s elder daughter, Annette Lau, said her two-year-old son and her younger sister went with their mother to New Town Plaza Tuesday afternoon.
A mainland Chinese boy suddenly came up and slapped the child at the Toys ‘R’ Us store.
Lau wrote that her sister tried to protect her nephew and told the boy’s parents to control their child.
However, the mainland woman did not apologize but blamed her instead.
At about 3 p.m., the two families ran into each other at the MTR Sha Tin Station.
The mainland woman assaulted Lau’s sister from behind and pushed Lam, whose head hit the ground, Lau wrote.
The woman continued to kick her, the post said.
The police soon arrived and arrested the assailant, who remains in detention in the police station.
Lau said in a later post that her mother’s condition has improved a little after treatment.
She called on those who happened to be at the scene and caught the incident on camera to give the photos or video clips to the police.
Lau said the photos or clips could be used as evidence to convict the mainland woman.
She said it would be hard for police to track her down if she is released and returns to the mainland.
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