12-year-old girl's throat slit by man in front of mother in Taiwan

12-year-old girl's throat slit by man in front of mother in Taiwan
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Another woman in Taiwan has had to witness her daughter in a life-threatening situation. 

A 12-year-old girl's throat was slit by a man on Thursday (March 31) night in Tainan, reported Shanghaiist, and similarly to the case that rocked the nation just days before, it happened right before her mother's eyes. 

In this most recent case, the attacker, whose surname is Huang, was the ex-boyfriend of the mother and he had been trying to reconcile with her.

The tragic incident occurred when the child was trying to intervene and stop the argument when Huang grabbed her as a hostage.

He slit the girl's neck, causing a wound that was 6cm-long, 0.5cm-deep.

While the mother's screams managed to attract neighbours' attention to help, the man managed to escape.

The girl was rushed to the hospital where she received eight stitches and is currently recovering. The man is still at large.

On Monday (March 28), a 4-year-old girl was decapitated in front of her mother by a man who was reportedly 'mentally unstable' in Taiwan. 

33-year-old Wang Jingyu had used a cleaver to behead the girl, who was known to her family as 'Little Light Bulb'.

Two separate assaults followed the decapitation, sparking fear among Taiwanese that there could be copycat attacks.

The first incident occurred when Huang Fon-fu, a policeman, was attacked by a 27-year-old man with a knife after he approached the attacker for "looking absent-minded", according to a report by the China Post. 

The policeman was stabbed and slashed across his head, back and right arm. He survived the attack and was reported to be in a stable condition. 

Less than an hour after the assault, a cleaner, also known as Huang, was attacked by a man armed with saws. 

The 23-year-old attacker reportedly told the police that he attacked the cleaner because he had wanted to "protect cockroaches". The cleaner survived the attack.

Local police are still investigating the case.

prabukm@sph.com.sg

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