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.© Japan Today