Tourist tries to rape woman on Beijing street
A man has been arrested for trying to rape a pedestrian on a street in Beijing, China.
Chinese police confirmed on Thursday that the man, a British tourist, was under their custody but did not reveal details.
The Tuesday night incident occurred near a subway exit in Xuanwumen, where the man grabbed a woman on the street and attempted to rape her. Passers-by who responded to the woman's screams for help managed to stop the suspect from raping her.
The incident was videotaped by a netizen. From the clip, it could be seen that a Good Samaritan walked up to the victim - who was stripped down to her panties with the suspect on top of her.
The victim, who was crying, kept saying "No" and "Save Me" and that she did not know the suspect, who had already pulled down his pants.
When the suspect saw more and more people surrounding him, he walked away but was assaulted by the crowd till he fell.
Angry netizens have also called for the suspect to be deported. "Get out of China, we don't welcome you!" wrote Mu Qingqing. Some also claimed that the suspect had harassed at least five female commuters in a subway train earlier that day.
Published May 10, 2012