Police said Friday they have arrested a 17-year-old girl following the death of her 81-year-old grandmother in Chiba.
According to police, the girl, who is a minor and therefore cannot be named under Japanese law, was arrested for allegedly assaulting her grandmother on Thursday night. NTV quoted police as saying that the girl was fighting with her family at their Nagareyama home at around 8:30 p.m. when her grandmother, who has been named as Mitsuko Nakagawa, attempted to intervene. The girl allegedly assaulted Nakagawa, injuring her. The victim was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police say the girl is to be charged with manslaughter.© Japan Today