Thursday 8 December 2016

Father fatally stabs 12-year-old son to death because 'he wouldn't study for private school test'

Published 23/08/2016 | 11:51

Nagoya, capital of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture Credit: Google Maps
Nagoya, capital of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture Credit: Google Maps

A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 12-year-old son.

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According to Japanese police, the incident occurred on Sunday morning at around 10am in Nagoya.

Nagoya, capital of Japan’s Aichi Prefecture, is a modern manufacturing and shipping hub in central Honshu.

Company employee Kengo Satake is accused of stabbing his son Ryota while the pair were arguing, Fuji TV reported.

It is understood that the argument was because Ryota was not studying for an upcoming test at a private school.

Satake took his son to the hospital immediately after the incident, but Ryota died soon after arrival.

Police have said that the boy’s mother was away from home at the time.

Satake reportedly said that he stabbed Ryota “accidentally with a kitchen knife”.

Neighbors have told police that they used to occasionally see Ryota being locked out on the balcony as punishment for misbehaving.

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