A slim interpretation of a fist emoji drove one boy to assault a youthful woman in Indonesia, authorities stated, with footage of the incident drawing outrage all through the nation.
The video of the incident, which was taken within the West Java capital of Bandung on Oct. 4, went viral over the weekend. It reveals a sixth grader mendacity on the ground whereas a boy, who’s in junior highschool, kicks her a number of occasions whereas holding the digicam and exclaiming, “I don’t differentiate between [beating] boys or women.”
Responding to the general public outrage after the video went viral, Police Commissioner Darmawan, who heads Bandung’s Sukasari Precinct, stated the assault was triggered by the boy’s short-fused interpretation of a wayward emoji.
“The sufferer, HA, mistakenly despatched the emoji through WhatsApp to the perpetrator, HL. The emoji is of a clenched fist, and the perpetrator took that as a problem to battle,” Darmawan stated.
“The sufferer and the perpetrator are buddies.”
No prices have been reportedly filed towards HL, Darmawan stated, because the assailant and the sufferer’s dad and mom agreed to resolve the matter privately.
HL’s dad and mom have additionally signed an announcement assuring the police that they’d higher supervise their youngster.