A co-worker of someone I know well recently announced her engagement. Much to her surprise, she then started to receive a series of threatening phone calls and e-mail messages from someone who declared his long-secret “love” for her. The message of these was basically “If you marry that other man, I will get a gun and kill you. And then I will kill myself so we can be together in heaven.” People in the office have learned the identity of the man behind these. He works in the same office.
Admittedly, as an American, my perspective may be more alarmist about such things than is called for in this society. But I can’t help but believe that even here such warning signs shouldn’t be given the mei guanxi treatment, which is of course basically what has happened.
The managers in the office have discouraged the woman from going to the police. Some of her co-workers did. As far as I know, the police merely took a report and have done nothing further.
Is there no police unit that deals with violence against women, or with the mentally ill? Who can be contacted who would give this the attention it quite possibly deserves, and force the office managers to do the same?