Police in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, said Saturday that a 26-year-old woman was attacked by a man wielding a metal rod as she walked home on Friday night.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:40 p.m. while the woman was walking along the road by herself in Azumadaihonmachi. The woman told police that a man suddenly came up behind her and struck the back of her head with a metal rod, NTV reported. The man then proceeded to strike the woman repeatedly on her head and arms until finally he fled the scene leaving her lying on the ground and severely wounded.
The woman was rushed to the hospital having sustained major injuries including several gashes on her head and a broken arm, police said.
At the scene of the incident, there are few streetlights and very few pedestrians at that time of night, police said.© Japan Today