This is the shocking moment an elderly woman in a Kosovo nursing home was repeatedly slapped by a nurse.
In the video, a worker at the Orenda retirement home in Peje holds the woman’s hands and slaps her several times.
Two other women are visible in the video, and another is filming it and can be heard laughing loudly as her colleague assaults the elderly woman.
According to the Albanian Daily News, the nurse can be heard saying, “just a tiny slap, as I know, a tiny kick.”
The elderly woman appears to be in great distress as she is assaulted by the employee.
Following the incident, the nurse and a housekeeper were arrested. The housekeeper was arrested for failing to report the assault to the police.
Kosovo Police said in a statement that officers identified the location at around 2.10pm yesterday based on a video that was circulating on social media and arrested two suspects.
They said: ‘The suspects are being interviewed by the investigators of the police station in Peje and further actions will be taken in full coordination with the state prosecutor.’
Reacting to the incident, Xhelal Svecla, the interior minister of Kosovo, said the actions were even more serious when they occur in an environment that should offer help and care.
Mr Svecla called for all those involved to be brought to justice.