Reader recommendation: This answer can be depressing for some.Read at your own discretion. I tried to describe the death as objectively as possible, but it is still terrible.
I would nominate Junko Furuta.
Imagesource: Japanese horror story: The torture of Junko Furuta
Junko Furuta was a Japanese schoolgirl who suffered unimaginable torture at the hands of his classmates for 40 days before she died on January 4, 1989.
After rejecting the school bully Hiroshi Miyano, she was taken by four boys to the house of one of the children kidnappers, Nobaharu Minato. In total, more than 100 people knew about their abduction. No one helped, and some took part in the torture.
According to her testimony in court, the four boys tortured Junko relentlessly to such an extent that her face was so swollen that she was virtually unrecognizable, she lost bladder control (and was beaten because she had wetted the carpet), and her body developed a rotting smell.
The torture included:
- Rape – Junko was raped more than 400 times over 40 days.
Many of these rapes were a gang rape, and the friends of the four boys were invited to take care of her and humiliate her. More than 100 different men are said to have taken part in rape at some point. She was naked for most of her captivity and had to masturbate in front of her kidnappers. Some of the boys urinated on her, and she had to drink her own urine.
Her chest was also forcibly pierced with sewing needles and one of her nipples was torn off.
The boys used thugs, poles and bamboo sticks to punish them for displeasing them.
She suffered severe burns from the above-mentioned lighters and fireworks. When she tried to call the police, she was submerged in lighter liquid and her body set on fire. Somehow she survived, but was killed by another body fire on the 40th day of captivity.
Hiroshi was sentenced to 20 years in prison, and the other main prisoners received 5-10 years each.Most of them were later arrested for various offences, including rape and fraud. They were 17 to 18 years old at the time; Junko was 17. If the kidnappers had been a little older, they would most likely have received life imprisonment or the death penalty. The case is considered controversial because of its mitigating sentences, and I can see why.