It might not be Women’s Month in Tokyo, but we as South Africans are feeling the devastation of a stabbing rampage in a Tokyo train at the hands of 36-year-old, Yusuke Tsushima.
According to The Japan Times, Tsushima, who was quoted as saying that he wanted to target “happy-looking women” was reportedly arrested after a knife attack on passengers.
He was further charged with attempted murder after injuring a 20-year-old female college student, who was stabbed multiple times in her chest and back.
Nine others, including five women and four men were injured but no fatalities were reported, as per The Mainichi.
A video of the attack showed how frantic passengers were crowding around the train cabin while the woman screams for help, the Mainichi adds.
Kyodo News further reported that Tsushima admitted to his role in the assault, telling investigators in a recorded statement that he wanted to “kill happy-looking couples and women” after he had a bad stroke of luck in terms of love while also being mocked at social gatherings and bearing the brunt of constant rejection on dating sites.
While he managed to escape the scene of the attack, as The Japan Times maintains, he was however arrested after showing up at a convenience store merely hours later.