Police in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 12-year-old son.
According to police, the incident occurred on Sunday morning at around 10 a.m. Kengo Satake, a company employee from Nagoya, is accused of stabbing his 12-year-old son Ryota in the chest while the two were apparently having a verbal dispute, Fuji TV reported.
Satake took his son to the hospital immediately after the incident, but Ryota died soon after arrival.
The boy’s mother was away from home at the time, police said.
Satake was quoted by police as saying that he stabbed Ryota “accidentally.”
Meanwhile, neighbors told police that they used to occasionally see Ryota being locked out on the balcony as punishment for misbehaving, Fuji TV reported.
Source: Japan Today Image: ANN