Woman who stabbed boyfriend was found calmly smoking cigarette as he lay bleeding beside her, say police
JAPAN: A 21-year-old woman became a viral sensation in Japan after she was pictured calmly smoking a cigarette and talking on the phone while sitting beside her bloodied boyfriend whom she had allegedly just stabbed.
The suspect, Yuka Takaoka, has been charged with the attempted murder of her boyfriend, Phoenix Luna, who is currently recovering from his injuries, but she is being eulogized on Japanese social media, with many users saying that "she's too beautiful to be an attempted murder suspect."
According to reports, the incident happened on May 23 at their residence in Shinjuku Ward of Tokyo. A pair of pictures doing the round of the internet show her boyfriend lying naked on the ground with his abdomen split open while a carefree Takaoka puffs away on the cigarette while talking on the phone to a friend.
She seems unfazed by the presence of police officers at the scene of the crime. Takaoka allegedly stabbed her boyfriend two times in their flat at around 4 pm after a heated argument broke out between the pair over another woman's photo on his phone. According to local media, Takaoka shared with police after her arrest, "Since I loved him so much, I just couldn’t help it."
News footage showed her flashing an evil grin beneath her large glasses inside the back seat of a patrol car as she was taken away from the scene.
As reported by the Tokyo Reporter, the 21-year-old went viral after fans compared her to an anime character known in Japanese culture as 'Yandere'. The character takes the form of a schoolgirl who later becomes very aggressive and homicidal. Fans across social media shared pictures and screenshots and discussed her jealous nature. Some also shared pictures of the gruesome and bloody crime scene. As per Japanese media, Takaoka had been working as a manager at a 'girl's bar' when she met Luna last year.
Luna was a bar host at the Fusion nightclub in the Kabukicho red-light district. The couple decided to move in together after falling in love. They had only been sharing the apartment for three days when Takaoka allegedly stabbed Luna. However, Luna is not bitter and credits the stabbing with boosting his popularity at the nightclub and also reuniting him with his estranged siblings.
Last week, Luna shared, "I do not hold a grudge. I think there was a reason for her to stab me. It was also thanks to her that I was able to achieve the sales that I did in less than a year since I became a host."
Takaoka is currently in custody and is waiting for her court date.