A Henan province woman who broke her back after jumping from third-floor window to escape a beating by police station security guards has been awarded more than 350,000 yuan (HK$325,500) in compensation, but says her nightmare is far from over. Shang Weili's ordeal started on July 15, 1999, when the then 23-year-old worker was accosted by four bao'an security guards of the Tanghe county police station and accused of prostitution, the Beijing Youth Daily reported. Bao'an - literally 'protecting the peace' - workers are employed at police stations throughout China. While their uniforms are similar to those of police officers, they are not supposed to investigate or accuse people of committing crimes, but can assist officers in doing their jobs. To build up charges against Ms Shang, the security guards employed the common practice of forcing a confession, the Nanyang city Wolong District People's Court said in awarding compensation. 'They started kicking me viciously, boxing my ears, trying to get me to admit I was a prostitute. But I didn't do that, so how was I supposed to admit to it? And so they continued beating me. This continued until 4am,' Ms Shang said in a report to the court. The four security officers then allegedly knocked her to the ground, kicked her in the stomach and threatened to burn her face and hair. Ms Shang saw her only chance to survive was to jump out of the station window. She broke two vertebrae and shattered the bones in both her feet, and is now bed-ridden. In November, the Tanghe county People's Court charged the chief of police, Zhang Qingchao, with dereliction of duty and dismissed him from his post, but they initially denied Ms Shang's request for monetary compensation. But on September 19, the Nanyang court found in Ms Shang's favour, and ordered the Tanghe county police station to pay her 355,518 yuan. Ms Shang said she still wanted to see the men who attacked her punished. She said the award was insufficient to cover the costs of lifelong medical care. But her attempts to appeal for a higher settlement have been struck down, based on her doctor's refusal to provide with her with a certificate for the court stating her disability is permanent. Although Ms Shang was able to provide the names of the security officers who attacked her, the court ruled that there was insufficient evidence to prove the men were behind the attack. The men have since left their jobs and cannot be found.