THIS is the terrifying moment when a man in a raincoat attacks a mother and child on their doorstep in a scene straight out of a horror movie.
CCTV footage shows the man stalking his ex-wife and child in the hallway of an apartment block in China before attacking them.
The clip, shared on Twitter, shows the unsuspecting mother and young daughter returning home on the evening of July 6.
When they are standing in front of their apartment with the door open, a man in a red coat suddenly runs down the stairs, violently grabs the woman and child and drags them inside.
More screams can be heard from the apartment as the door is slammed shut.
On July 12, police officers in Shandong province said the man, surnamed Zhan, was arrested after his ex-wife, surnamed Jiang, reported the incident to police, according to Daily China.
It comes as the couple finalized divorce proceedings a month earlier.
Police say Zhan snuck into the building where his ex and daughter lived and hid in the stairwell so they could come back.
“After dragging the woman and her daughter into the house, he insisted that Jiang marry him again,” the China Daily report said.
“Around 10 p.m., Zhan raped Jiang while her daughter was sleeping and then fled.
“The woman and her daughter are safe now. Zhan was arrested on July 11 and the case is under investigation, according to Laiyang police.”
The horror recording, which has been viewed nearly 500 million times on Chinese social media, has sparked concern both in China and abroad.
One person said it was like something out of “a horror movie but unfortunately it’s real”.
China has seen a spate of brutal attacks on women in recent weeks.
In Hebei province, CCTV cameras captured the moment three women were beaten after one of them rejected advances from a sex pest.
In the graphic footage, which is too chilling to show in full, a man can be seen harassing a diner who is having dinner with her two friends at a Tangshan BBQ restaurant.
The man slapped her in the face as she pushed him away, and up to eight other thugs piled up to punch and kick the woman and her buddies.
Two of the women were dragged outside, knocked to the ground and kicked when terrified staff tried to intervene.
The sickening attack was the most talked about topic on China’s social media platform Weibo today as the CCTV footage went viral.
Hundreds of millions of comments said it was an indication of the type of abuse women regularly face in China’s sexist society.
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