Video captures horrific moment shopkeeper is beaten up by teenager


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Shocking video clip shows how a female Chinese shopkeeper was brutally beaten up by a man who had forced his way into a shop in Lapaha on Sunday 19.

It is understood the shopkeeper, who was known to locals as Malia Siaina or Malia the Chinese, remains in Vaiola hospital in critical condition.

The video showed the moment when the victim opened the door and the man in bandana covering his face entered forcefully and started beating her until she repeatedly fell to the floor.

Kaniva News could not be able to independently verify the authenticity of the 17-second video clip, which appeared to have been taken with a cellphone from a computer which apparently monitored the CCTV.

However, Fulila Tangata’iloa of Lapaha told Kaniva News the victim’s son, Peni showed her the video clip on his phone.

Tangata’iloa said she was crushed when she watched the clip.

As Kaniva News reported yesterday, Police have arrested two teenage boys aged 16 and 17 after the 61-year-old was assaulted

Police said the incident happened at around 9pm.

The intruders knocked on the door and it is believed they told the victim when they were outside they wanted to buy cigarettes, Police said.

Once the door was opened they assaulted the victim and at one stage they hit her head with a rock. They eventually fled with cigarettes, cash and other items, Police said.

Police alleged the teens had been sniffing benzene before they committed the crime.