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68-year-old woman arrested for pushing younger sister off train platform

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Police in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 68-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she pushed her 65-year-old sister off a train platform, and jumped onto the tracks also.

According to police, the incident occurred at Hatsuishi Station on the Tobu Urban Park line at around 7 p.m. Friday, Fuji TV reported.

Witnesses said the suspect, Chieko Takeuchi, a resident of Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, suddenly pushed her sister off the platform as a train was arriving, and then followed her onto the tracks. The driver of the train applied the emergency brake and the train stopped about two meters from where the women were. The younger sister suffered a broken wrist, but Takeuchi was uninjured.

Police said Takeuchi had a history mental illness and quoted her as saying she wanted to die with her younger sister.

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Hero!...The driver of the train applied the emergency brake and the train stopped about two meters from where the women were

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Mental illness as a source of this insanity... Good thing the train managed to stop this time.

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Not enough good Mental Health programs available in Japan. Japanese are very sensitive about the topic and do not openly discuss their problems thinking it would cause shame upon their family name if they are seen as mentally ill. Very unfortunate...

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Good reflexes on the train conductor! As for the kook, lock her up where she can get help and not hurt others since she is obviously a threat to society. Obviously she is not fit to be out. I am glad the sister will be okay.

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A history of mental illness and still allowed into interact with society. How permissive regardless of the consequences.

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@ sakanafish"Japanese are very sensitive about the topic and do not openly discuss their problems thinking it would cause shame upon their family name if they are seen as mentally ill."

Obviate discountenance

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Takeuchi had a history mental illness and quoted her as saying she wanted to die with her younger sister.

Yeah, but did her younger sister want to die with her? Let alone at all? Such a selfish act.

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@pudus & sakanafish, I agree, so sensitive at any critical thinking, i.e - flags when it is obviously a rational statement, which reflects the mentality or lack of.

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Mental illness as a source of evil. Dont tell me.

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