Mother beats up daughter's classmate
These days there are many news reports of teenagers assaulting adults, but it was the opposite one night last September. The mother of a female high school student, who showed herself to be quite adept at wrestling, was the main event for that night and her daughter's classmate was the unfortunate victim.
The violent incident that took place at a park in the residential neighborhood of Itabashi Ward in Tokyo happened last September but only surfaced just recently. Local residents heard someone screaming “I am really upset. I am going to kill you!”
“I heard screams coming from the park around 1 a.m.,” said the neighbor. “At first, I thought it was a group of young men and women getting into a fight, but then I realized that it was a one-on-one battle between two women, and others were just watching them fight.”
It was a one-sided battle, the neighbor recalls. One kept punching and kicking the other. The neighbor was amazed at the overwhelming strength of the aggressor. “It was like an adult fighting a child,” the neighbor said.
Indeed it was such a fight. At closer glance, the neighbor saw that the aggressor turned out to be not a high school student, but an adult. She was the mother of the victim’s classmate.
It all started when the mother heard that the victim, Ms A, had badmouthed her, calling her fat. Apparently, the mother then flipped, upon hearing the gossip, and took her daughter and five other classmates along with Ms A to the park. That is when she proceeded to beat up the girl, leaving her with injuries that required 10 days to heal. The woman was arrested on Oct 9 and charged with assault.
“The aggressor was very quick,” the neighbor said. “She used headlocks and other wrestling tactics. She eventually just tossed the victim away. It was really weird, though, because she was screaming out: ‘Someone stop me from attacking her!’ She was so fired up that she might have been on dope.”
The mother, however, did not stop assaulting Ms A. “She made the girl take off her underwear,” a police spokesperson told Shukan Post. “She then made the other kids take pictures of the naked girl with their cell phones. The daughter of the aggressor, at this point, told her mother to stop and the assault finally ended. Ms A was crying and trying to cover herself up because it seems that the mother intentionally attacked the girl's private parts the most during the assault.”
The police finally arrived after receiving a phone call from a neighbor, but they had all fled at the sound of the approaching siren. However, about a month later, every single one of them had been detained.
Just who is this woman who got so upset at being badmouthed?
“The mother and her daughter are not really fat, but well-built, I would say,” said one of the classmates. “The mother was famous for easily losing her temper. There are many kids who have been yelled at by her. We were all scared of her.”
“I did it to discipline her, but maybe I went too far,” the mother was quoted as telling police. In the end, she was released after discussing the incident with the parents of Ms A a few days later.
The daughter is back in school, but the victim, Ms A, has been alienated ever since. “The two are in the same class, but it was only recently that Ms A started coming to school again,” said one of their classmates. “On top of that, she doesn’t show up for school as much as before. Maybe she is still traumatized over the incident.”
The aggressor’s daughter is a mysterious character, who sometimes skips classes and sings Ayumi Hamasaki songs in the hallway. The victim is a blond-haired girl. The two were never close to each other prior to the incident, say classmates, but there were words exchanged occasionally. But now, Ms A avoids the aggressor and the friendship has been completely destroyed, they say. (Translated by Toshiya Fujii)