Here's is the story of a Chinese woman, also known as the 'mistress killer', who helps other women track and beat up the secret lovers of their husbands.
People often take up incredible jobs. Some for livelihood and some to give a meaning to their lives. Here is the story of a Chinese woman, also known as the ‘mistress killer’, who helps other women track and beat up the secret lovers of their husbands.
According to a report in China’s Global Times, Zhang Yufen started punishing mistresses after she found out that her husband was cheating on her in the 1990s. Since then, the report says, Zhang has helped thousands of women track their cheating husbands to collect “evidence” of adultery against them for divorce. Not only this, Zhang, now 50, has also helped women beat up the mistresses.
In 2014, Zhang had moved to Beijing and rented a yard which she calls “Moon Bay”. In the yard, Zhang also shelters women who were kicked out of their homes as their husbands moved in with other women.
According to the report, Zhang’s husband was a driver of a senior official at a district tax bureau in Xi’an. Later, when he moved to the business section, he started getting bribe offers, including offers for sex. People also used to take him to karaoke lounges and there used to be prostitutes around him. Enjoying the taste of new life, Zhang’s husband started making excuses to stay out at night to sleep with other women.
When he informed Zhang that he was seeing another woman, she could not digest the news for a week. Zhang told Global Times that she “curled up on the couch for a week”. After that, she decided to take revenge.
In around 15 days, Zhang managed to trace the place where her husband and his secret mistress were living. After finding that he was exposed, Zhang’s husband moved but this was followed by “an infinite loop of stalking and fleeing” between the two.
In the meantime, Zhang was approached by an old woman whose daughter wanted to commit suicide as her husband was cheating on her.
Zhang promised to help the old woman but by the time she went to fulfil the promise, the old woman’s daughter had committed suicide. Later, when Zhang asked the old woman to sue her son-in-law, the woman said she had no evidence against him. This inspired Zhang to set up an agency to expose extramarital affairs of men.
The divorce rate has been on the rise in China. Global Times quotes the Ministry of Civil Affairs data that around 3.84 million couples got divorced in China last year, while the number of divorce in 2014 was 3.64 million.