A man in east China has been detained by police for driving his Porsche over his ex-girlfriend after she repeatedly refused to get back with him.
The jilted lover, identified by police as Jin, was filmed reversing his car over the woman, who was seen clinging onto the driver’s side door.
The woman was immediately rushed to hospital by horrified witnesses and sustained a broken left foot and various soft-tissue injuries, according to local authorities.
The horrifying incident occurred on Thursday at the Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in Hangzhou, where the woman was studying, according to Xiasha district police.
Disturbing footage shows the driver of the black Porsche Macan reversing his car out of a parking space towards the woman, surnamed Zhao.
She is seen lying on the ground and run over by the Porsche’s front-left wheel as witnesses screamed in horror.
As the victim lies motionless on the ground, the man drives away. Witnesses said Jin did not stop to check on his ex before leaving campus.
Police said they received reports of the incident at 11:07am local time on April 25.
‘The female university student, Zhao, had been in a “relationship quarrel” with Jin, who is not a student at the school,’ a police statement said.
Jin is currently under police control and the incident is being investigated, it added.
Zhao, whose age has not been given, is receiving treatment at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She has been diagnosed with a broken left foot and various soft-tissue injuries. She is in stable condition.
Social media users claiming to be acquaintances of the victim have revealed that Zhao broke up with Jin in March.
However, he allegedly showed up at campus multiple times in a bid to win her back, to the point where he would wait for her outside her lecture halls.
They claim that Thursday’s incident occurred after Jin snatched his ex-girlfriend’s mobile phone and tried to leave with it. Zhao was run over while attempting to get it back.
The university said it was investigating the incident and has yet to release a statement about the matter.