A 9-year-old girl was assaulted by a man who hit her in the stomach with a stick while she was walking home from school in the town of Taishi in Hyogo Prefecture, on Wednesday. Police said the girl did not suffer serious injuries but was badly frightened.
Within the past two months, there have been two similar incidents in Taishi and neighboring Himeji. In one incident on Sept 19, a 1st grade student suffered a ruptured liver after she was hit in the stomach, while in the other incident on Oct 6, a 3rd grade student was also hit in the stomach but escaped uninjured.
According to police, the man is in his 30s or 40s, is about 165-170 cm tall, slightly overweight and had short hair.© Wire reports