Junko Furuta was a 17-year-old Japanese teenager who was abducted by a sadistic group of unfamiliar young men.
She was kept a prisoner in the house owned by one of the boy’s parents. That was just the beginning of her 44 days of torture that ultimately led to her death. The scared and starved girl was fed only cockroaches to eat, in order to stay hydrated she was only allowed to drink her own urine.
She endured 44 days of agony while the young men inserted a hot lit light bulb, broken bottles, cigarettes, and fireworks into her vagina/anus. These mentally disturbed teens then lit her legs on fire multiple times, and every day, multiple times a day she endured rape and sodomy. In fact, she’s estimated to have gone through approx. 500 rapes due to her captors’ Yakuza ties.
DAY 1: November 22, 1988: Kidnapped
Kept captive in house, and posed as one of boy’s girlfriend
Raped (over 400 times in total)
Forced to call her parents and tell them she had run away
Starved and malnutrition
Fed cockroaches to eat and urine to drink
Forced to masturbate
Forced to strip in front of others
Burned with cigarette lighters and set off fireworks in her ears, mouth, vagina
Foreign objects inserted into her vagina/anus including a still lit light-bulb
DAY 11: December 1, 1988: Severely beat up countless times
Face held against concrete ground and jumped on
Hands tied to ceiling and body used as a punching bag until her damaged internal organs made blood run from her mouth
Nose filled with so much blood that she can only breath through her mouth
Dumbbells dropped onto her stomach
Vomited when tried to drink water (her stomach couldn’t accept it)
Tried to escape and punished by cigarette burning on arms
Flammable liquid poured on her feet and legs, then lit on fire
Bottle inserted into her anus, causing injury
DAY 20: December10, 1988: Unable to walk properly due to severe leg burns
Beat with bamboo sticks
Fireworks inserted into anus and lit
Hands smashed by weights and fingernails cracked
Beaten with golf club
Cigarettes inserted into vagina and forced to drink her own urine as they laughed
Beaten with iron rods repeatedly
Winter; forced outside to sleep in balcony
Skewers of grilled chicken inserted into her vagina and anus, causing bleeding.
And yet she’d almost escaped. One time she reached the telephone—but one of the boys caught her just in time and ended the call for help. They punished her by taunting her with a candle flame
and finally dousing her legs in lighter fluid and set her on fire, as punishment for trying to run away. She went into convulsions; the boys would later say that they thought she was faking the seizure. They set her on fire again, then put it out. She survived this round.
DAY 30: Hot wax dripped onto face
Eyelids burned by cigarette lighter
Stabbed with sewing needles in chest area
Left nipple cut and destroyed with pliers
Hot light bulb inserted into her vagina
Heavy bleeding from vagina due to scissors insertion
Unable to urinate properly
Injuries were so severe that it took over an hour for her to crawl downstairs and use the bathroom
Eardrums severely damaged
Extreme reduced brain size
DAY 40: Begged her torturers to “kill her and get it over with”
January 1, 1989: Junko greets the New Years Day alone
Unable to move from the ground
DAY 44: January 4, 1989: The four boys beat her mutilated body with an iron barbell, using a loss at the game of Mah-jongg as a pretext. She is profusely bleeding from her mouth and nose. They put a candle’s flame to her face and eyes.
Then, lighter fluid was poured onto her legs, arms, face, and stomach, and then lit on fire. This final torture lasted for a time of two hours.
Junko Furuta passed away the next day, in pain and alone. Nothing can compare to her 44 days of suffering.
A mere 24 hours after the boys were done playing with their “toy,” they disposed of her body in a 55-gallon drum, then filled it with concrete; they disposed of the drum in a tract of reclaimed land in Kōtō,Tokyo.
When her mother finally heard the news/details about her missing daughter, she passed out. She had to undergo a psychiatric outpatient treatment, I don’t know how any mother could come close to living a normal life after learning that their children went through such a horrific 44 days.
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