Busan Dating Violence: Suspect’s Parents Think It’s Okay To Hit People When Mad, Netizens Furious
Last month, a disturbing CCTV footage showed a woman being assaulted and dragged out of an elevator by a man. It turns out that the two are a couple who had an argument that got out of hand. On March 23, Busanjin Police Station announced that they have the boyfriend already in custody.
The parents of the guy were interviewed on April 13 during SBS "Curious Stories Y." The parents said:
"We're truly the victims. There must be a part where [B] made our son angry."
The mother then added, "I think out son hit 'B' because her temper was getting wild/violent. B's temper is not normal. We're upset that the statement indicating our son locked her up made him look to be a bad guy. Of course, it is true that while they were fighting he refused to let her out.However, it's not like he tied her up and hit her - what do you mean imprisoned/locked up."
The father added, "A man is allowed to. Isn't it okay [for a man] to hit others when they're mad?"
Following the interview, netizens were clearly upset and they took to social media to voice out their anger and frustration.
A Relationship Turned Deadly
The woman recounted the horrific incident. She said that they had an argument and her boyfriend took her to a nearby mountain and started hitting her in the car. Her boyfriend slammed her head on the steering wheel and slapped her on the face several times.
After that, she was taken home and was locked up. She was able to escape by telling her boyfriend that she will be back after her classes. The truth is, she had no plans to come back and when she was able to leave, that's when she broke up with him. Her boyfriend didn't want to at first until he, later on, caved in and told her to pick up her belonging in his mailbox. She did and she picked up her belongings only to find her boyfriend there who started beating her up again.
It was the neighbors who heard the screaming who reported the incident to the police. The girlfriend also took to Facebook to post photos of her injuries and captioned it:
"I'm giving up my education, dreams, home, friends and everything go live in another region. I will be brave. I hope other victims in similar situations can overcome and be courageous," she said.