Police in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly tried to kill a 15-year-old girl who posted a message on social media that asked for someone to kill her.
According to police, Yoshiteru Ashida, 43, who is a temp worker, saw the girl’s post on an SNS site last Sunday night and sent her a message saying, “If you come to my house, I can kill you,” Fuji TV reported.
The girl went to Ashida’s house. When he tried to strangle her, the girl changed her mind and fled from the house early Monday morning. She called her mother from a nearby convenience store. Her mother called the police and the girl was taken into protective custody by police.
Ashida has admitted to the charge but claimed he didn’t really intend to kill the girl, police said. He was quoted as saying that if by chance he had killed her, he would have killed himself, too.© RikiWeb