Date
23 July 2017
Chiu is said to have suffered multiple bruises following an attack in a dorm room at I-Shou University. A picture posted online (inset) shows a hospital examination sheet. Photos: Facebook, Wikipedia
Chiu is said to have suffered multiple bruises following an attack in a dorm room at I-Shou University. A picture posted online (inset) shows a hospital examination sheet. Photos: Facebook, Wikipedia

HK woman, 21, attacked by roommate at Taiwan university

A Hong Kong student in Taiwan has complained that she was attacked brutally by her Malaysian roommate at a university dormitory in Kaohsiung.

The woman, a 21-year-old surnamed Chiu, has sought the intervention of authorities following the assault that took place at I-Shou University in the early hours of Tuesday. 

According to a social media post by Chiu’s boyfriend — who is a Taiwanese — the young woman from Hong Kong was beaten up after she dropped something onto the floor during the night and awoke the roommate.

Flying into a fit of rage at being disturbed during her sleep, the Malaysian roommate attacked Chiu, flinging various objects at her and hitting her with a broom.

But that was not the end of it. Chiu was also driven out of the room in the wee hours, prompting her to make a frantic call to her boyfriend.

The boyfriend revealed on Facebook Wednesday that Chiu had problems with her roommate — who is a senior — right from the moment the former moved into a dorm room last week.  

During her first night in the shared room, Chui faced complaints about her snoring, with the roommate kicking the junior’s bed, Headline Daily reports.

Now, the latest incident has seen the Malaysian taking things to a new level and launching a physical attack on the young Hong Kong woman.

A hospital examination revealed that Chiu suffered multiple bruises and abrasions on her face and body following the attack in the wee hours of Tuesday.

Authorities at I-Shou University said they are following up on the case, and that Chiu has been moved to another dorm room, Apple Daily reported.

Local police, meanwhile, have said that they are yet to receive any report about the incident.

Apart from physical violence, the boyfriend says that they also suspect that the Malaysian had stolen more than HK$1,000 from Chiu, who is a junior at the university’s Department of Accounting.

He says he decided to reveal the whole thing on social media to prevent the university from hushing up the matter.

Meanwhile, a friend of the Malaysian girl dismissed the assault claims, according to Taiwan’s Liberty Times.

She said her friend didn’t hit anybody, and that Chiu’s bruises may have been self-inflicted as she may have bumped into a door.

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