It was previously reported that a Singaporean woman was viciously attacked in Korea by a man who punched her in the face repeatedly.
According to a report by The Korea Herald, the man responsible for the attack has since been arrested by the Korean Police.
Assailant Was Autistic
On Tuesday, the police apprehended a Korean man in his 30s suspected of assaulting a female Singaporean student in daylight last week.
The Dongdaemun Police Station revealed that the suspect, whose name and age were not disclosed as of Monday afternoon, allegedly struck the student multiple times in the face around 4 p.m. last Friday. The assault occurred at a crosswalk in Hwigyeong-dong, Dongdaemun-gu in Seoul while the victim was walking.
The police noted that the suspect has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, leading to communication difficulties.
According to reports, the victim suffered minor facial injuries, including swelling, and promptly reported the incident to the police after managing to escape the scene.
Victim Given A Special Smartwatch By Police
In an account shared online by the victim before the suspect’s arrest, it was mentioned that the man attacked her while she was crossing the road with a male family member. The family member attempted to intervene and pull the suspect away during the assault.
To enhance the victim’s safety, the police provided her with a smartwatch, designed to identify the wearer’s location in emergencies. This measure is typically extended to individuals at risk of stalking and other potential crimes. The smartwatch enables the wearer to alert the police immediately by pressing the “emergency” button, filing a report promptly.
Authorities have expressed their intention to conduct a more in-depth investigation into the incident.
The victim, identified as an international student from Singapore, is reportedly enrolled in a university located in the vicinity of the incident.