Video Credit: CEN/@mdparcona
This is the moment a drunk thug smashes a helpless woman’s head against a table and repeatedly pummels her on the ground until the police arrive to take him away.
In the footage, the suspect, identified as Dimas Elmer Sayritupac Arteaga, is seen repeatedly banging a woman’s head against a table.
The couple then appear to share a tender moment before the man grabs a handful of her hair and forces her to the ground.
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He then sits on top of the victim and seems to repeatedly smash her head against the tarmac.
The couple is then seen calmly chatting together as several other residents mill around.
At the end of the video, the police arrive and put the suspect into the back of a patrol car.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in the village of Los Pinos in the south-western Peruvian department of Ica and shared online.
According to the National Police, the woman initially denied being assaulted by the man, but she eventually filed a complaint after relatives convinced her to.
In her statement, she reportedly stressed that she was only the victim of “attention seeking”.
The woman, whose name has not been revealed, was taken to a nearby women’s centre while the suspect was detained in a police station in the district of Parcona.
As the investigation continues, it is unclear if the suspect has been charged yet. The relationship between the man and the woman is currently unclear.