Another Taiwanese mother witnessed a violent attack on her daughter earlier tonight. While arguing and attempting to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, a man surnamed Huang cut the woman’s 12-year-old daughter’s throat.
The incident occured at around 8 p.m. in Tainan. According to SETN, the girl had tried to mediate the argument between the two adults; however, as the drama unfolded she became a bargaining chip for the man and was taken hostage. When negotiations broke down, he cut a 6-cm-long, 0.5-cm-deep wound across the girl’s neck.
Neighbors brandishing bats came running to the rescue after hearing the mother’s screams; however, by that time, the man had already escaped. The mother grabbed a cloth to try and stop the bleeding and rushed her daughter to the nearest hospital.
Luckily, the wound wasn’t too deep, requiring 8 stiches, and the girl is now recovering. Police are tracking the whereabouts of the man.
The attack follows a series of random attacks that have shook Taiwanese society, starting off with the beheading of a 4-year-old girl on the streets of Taipei on Monday. Two more random attacks followed with many worrying that more copycat attackers would soon follow. While this attack wasn’t random, the use of a knife and the fact that the victim was a young girl has left Taiwanese spooked yet again.
By Liting Lin