Police on Friday afternoon arrested a 47-year-old Hong Kong man in Lok Wah North Estate who was seen beating his toddler daughter in a video that had gone viral on the internet since Thursday late night.
The man surnamed Chan, a hairstylist by profession, had a long rap sheet of mainly robbery offences, Oriental Daily reported.
The almost-two-minute video was confirmed as footage taken last March in Sham Shui Po by Chan’s girlfriend, who is not the biological mother of the victim. In the video, she was heard begging Chan to stop beating the girl.
The girl, who is now four years old, was previously the subject of a suspected child abuse case at Po Leung Kok court last June. Neither the father nor the girlfriend was convicted, according to Apple Daily.
On Friday evening, police arrested a 26-year-old Hong Kong woman who took the video in Shum Shui Po, RTHK reported. They believed that the incident happened in March 2016 in a residential building on Yee Kuk Street.