Police in Yao, Osaka, have arrested an 18-year-old man for attempting to kill a 17-year-old high school girl last month.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:50 p.m. on July 30. The girl, who was on her way home from shopping and lives nearby, told police she was suddenly pushed to the ground by a man who then stabbed her in the back and cut off some of her hair, Fuji TV reported.
The girl got up and tried to run away but the man chased her and kept stabbing her. Police said the girl’s injuries will take about one month to heal.
Police identified the suspect from street surveillance camera footage and arrested him on Friday.
During the questioning, the man, who suffers from a mental disability, was quoted by police saying “I was stressed out from work. Also, I wanted to release my sexual desire and so I decided to target a young woman.” However, police said the suspect denied any intent to kill.© Japan Today