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Man arrested in Nara Prefecture allegedly killed disabled daughter “to escape this life”

The suspect who is thirty-six years old, is a cook in Uda City, Nara Prefecture, who was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, was at a special support school in Asuka Village, where his eldest daughter, Nanako (10), who was in the fourth grade of elementary school, which she attended on the afternoon of the 12th. There is a suspicion that Nanako was kidnapped.

Translated with extracts from Fuji News

February 13 2031

Content has been altered to withhold the suspect‘s name

NARA – In Asuka Village, Nara Prefecture, a father was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping his eldest daughter in the fourth grade of elementary school, and his eldest daughter is confirmed dead.

The suspect, who is thirty-six years old, is a cook in Uda City, Nara Prefecture, and was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, was at a special support school in Asuka Village, where his eldest daughter, Nanako (10), who was in the fourth grade of elementary school, which she attended on the afternoon of the 12th. There is a suspicion that Nanako was kidnapped.

On the early morning of the 13th, a school teacher found the suspect , who was completely wet in the car, in the parking lot of the roadside station in Kawakami Village, and police arrested the suspect.

Then, at around 6:50 am on the 13th, a search team found Nanako floating on the dam lake, but her death was confirmed.

The suspect admitted to the Yoshino Police Station:

“After I got into a fight with my father, I considered death…[A]lso, my daughter’s disability is a burden to my wife. In order to escape this life, I wanted to die together with my daughter.”

Police are continuing their investigation.

1 comment on “Man arrested in Nara Prefecture allegedly killed disabled daughter “to escape this life”

  1. Pingback: Nanako Tokutani – Disability Day of Mourning

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