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Woman dies from head injuries after being found on Tokyo street

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A woman who was found bleeding from a head injury in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward on Monday morning died, police said.

The woman was found by a passerby at 5 a.m. near an intersection about 400 meters from Sasazuka Station, Fuji TV reported. She was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said the victim, who is in her late 60s, had been beaten about the head and that street surveillance camera footage taken an hour earlier showed a man assaulting her with what appears to be a bag while the woman was sitting on a bench at a bus stop.

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baroque

This is extremely sad. The woman was sitting there minding her own business and then this low life assaults her for no reason.

You do not know that. There might have been a history between the two leading up to this. No excuse for the murder of course, but all we know is what the article says, which is not much.

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This is horrifying and makes no sense. Why are we living in this type of world. Doctor doctor can you hear me calling?

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There were two people involved all we know is one died from head injuries. There are a number of questionable things that could be considered. The lady was perhaps homeless and using the bench as a place to lay down or rest, or perhaps she was catching the bus to go to work or anywhere. The man he could have seen her as an easy target for perhaps robbing or rapping or perhaps he was on his way home from work or going somewhere and wanted to sit down and lets say perhaps she didn't share the bench with him and they had words. For whatever may happen we will never know unless they catch the guy who did this, because dead people can't talk they only leave evidence. If cameras did record everything or anything that could help capture the guy and help piece the story together.

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Scumbag alert. The gates of hell are opened.

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The police are after this one quickly, already finding the surveillance videos and giving an initial description of the suspect. Apparent murders get the highest priority of investigative resources. I hope they will be able to track him down soonest.

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This has nothing to do with Japan, and everything to do with mental illness. Crazies abound everywhere.

There are crazies everywhere, I agree, but Japan has a very lassaiz-faire attitude when it comes to mental illness. Many people never get even an ounce of the help they need.

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"I wanted to know what it felt like to kill someone" - will be the quote once the piece of scum is apprehended.

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Yes, as I suspected, she was a probably homeless, and beaten to death. I think it was rather cold around 5 a.m.. It's like rubbing salt into wounds. RIP. Hope the police will catch him before somebody would become the next victim.

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Poor woman. Shes probably on way to work. Elderly women mostly work on early shifts cleaning jobs etc. RIP

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Nowhere does it say that she was waiting for a bus, blue in green. Read cracaphat's comment at 7:43 above.

This bus stop has a bench; some will have even a rudimentary roof, making the night a little more bearable. Maybe he wanted her spot? Not much information is given for making suppositions.

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Waiting for a bus stop at 4am?

No way taking away from the horror this poor soul encountered,

and whom ever has done this should be brought to justice,

but waiting for a bus at 4am?

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That is part of ‘new normal’, too. I know, you don’t like to hear the truth.

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I wish I didn’t read this over breakfast.

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bakakumaToday  08:44 am JST

I thought Japan was supposed to be a non-violent society....

another façade! and another day in Japan!

It is. But it's not perfect.

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I thought Japan was supposed to be a non-violent society....

another façade! and another day in Japan!

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According to Japanese news she was homeless.

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This has nothing to do with Japan, and everything to do with mental illness. Crazies abound everywhere.

RIP to the victim.

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This is extremely sad. The woman was sitting there minding her own business and then this low life assaults her for no reason. When they catch that low life, he should receive the firing squad.

It is a shock this sort of thing could occur in Japan because it is understood Japan all the way from Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan to Naha, Okinawa Japan is one of the safest countries in the world on scale with Taiwan, Singapore and Mainland China. It is understood that Tokyo itself is one or the safest mega cities in the world so this kind of thing should not be occurring in Tokyo let alone all of Japan.

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Japanese government should support a Help line for these troubled individuals, to diffuse such situations before they occur.

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