The Tsuyama Massacre, Youth "Go Crazy" And Kill The Villagers

Educated with a high degree of discipline, Japan is one of the most organized and law-abiding countries. As such, the crime rate is relatively low and is among the safest countries in Asia and the World.

However, this does not mean that the country is crime free. This is because, in the history of Japan, there have been some very sadistic and bizarre murder cases, one in the Tsuyama Massacre in 1938 by a young man named Mutsuo Toi.



Mutsuo Toi was born on May 5, 1917 in Okayama. His parents died of a tuberculosis when he was a baby. So, he and his sister were raised by their grandmother. The story begins on May 21, 1938 in a village called Kaio not far from Tsuyama town in Okayama, Japan.

That night, don't know what "whispered" to him, the 21-year-old turned off the electricity in his village. In the midst of the darkness, Mutsuo massacred nearly half of the villagers by using various weapons ranging from shotguns, axes, to samurai swords.

That day around 1:30 am in Japan, his first victim was his grandmother, aged 76. Mutsuo had beheaded her with an ax. With two flashlights tied to his head, Mutsuo then entered the villagers' homes and began killing them one by one.

Mutsuo killed 30 villagers and injured 3 others. After injuring the three, Mutsuo committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest with a shotgun at about 3am.



From his last letter, it is known that his motive for the murder was revenge as a result of a woman who refused Mutsuo for sex. The girl rejected Mutsuo after she found out Mutsuo had a tuberculosis. The case has been one of the worst massacres in modern history.

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