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16-year-old boy kills aunt, then commits suicide by jumping in front of train

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A 16-year-old boy apparently killed his 46-year-old aunt and then committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, on Saturday.

According to police, the boy stabbed his aunt, Maima Inagaki, at around 11:30 a.m. in the house owned by the victim’s father, Ryu Inagaki, Fuji TV reported. Maima's mother called 119 and said her grandson had stabbed her daughter.

Police said the victim was stabbed multiple times in the chest and stomach. She was taken to hospital where she died about 90 minutes later.

The boy then left the house and about 20 minutes later jumped in front of a train on the JR Tokaido Line two kilometers from the house . Police said he was killed instantly and was identified from personal items in his pocket.

Police said that prior to the stabbing, Maima’s mother had heard her daughter and the boy having a loud argument.

Police said Maima had just started living in the house on Saturday.

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"Police said Maima had just started living in the house on Saturday."

This is what set him off; the larger question is: Why are Japanese youth so easily triggered?

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Perhaps the kid had moved to the grandparents to escape his parents, and the aunt's attitude triggered a memory of her sibling the kid had hoped he'd escaped from?

Very sad for all concerned.

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A very very bent out of shape young man, at 16 to make such wrong choices something was wrong from an early age.

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Where are the parents?

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