Police are searching for a man in his 30s after a 16-year-old girl was hit with an axe in the barn of her home on Sunday morning. The suspect is believed to be the older brother of the injured girl.
Police received a call at around 10.30 a.m. Sunday from Suteo Kikuchi, 69, telling them his daughter had been attacked, and when they arrived at his home in the town of Daigo, found the 16-year-old girl lying down on the second floor of the barn.
Police said the first year high school student went to the barn to fetch her dad’s work gear when she was suddenly attacked by a man believed to be her brother, inflicting injuries to the back of her head that required several stitches.
The axe was left at the scene and police are searching for her older brother who is suspected of attempted homicide. Her unemployed brother, 35, lives separately but came home several times a year, police said.© News reports