5 People Stabbed in Western Japan

KABUL: (Middle East Press) A stabbing spree has left five elderly people dead, in an unusual case of major violence in Japan.

KABUL: (Middle East Press) A stabbing spree has left five elderly people dead, in an unusual case of major violence in Japan.

Officials said on Monday that the five were killed around 7:00 a.m. (2200 GMT Sunday) in Sumoto City of Awaji Island in western Japan.

Deputy police chief of the city, Keizo Okumoto said the bodies of a man and a woman were found in one house, while another injured man and two unconscious women were discovered in a nearby house. The trio died after being taken to a hospital.

The victims were aged between 60 and 80, according to reports.

Following the discovery, a 40-year-old neighbor of the dead, identified as Tatsuhiko Hirano, was arrested in connection with the brutal assault.

The unemployed man is said to have admitted to the murder, with reports describing him as a “hikikomori”, or social misfit.

Hikikomori is a term that often applies to estranged people in their late teens or early 20s, who prefer to stay away from other people for years.

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