The remains of an 11-year-old girl were found after her home was destroyed in a fire in Nakatsugawa, Gifu Prefecture, early Thursday morning. Police have arrested her 48-year-old father on suspicion of setting fire to the house and causing her death.
According to police, Shigeru Ishihara, a company employee, poured kerosene over his two-story wooden house and set fire to it just after 1 a.m., killing his second daughter Kasumi.
Ishihara was quoted by police as saying that he got into a fight with his 19-year-old sumo wrestler son about his future. Following the dispute, Ishihara said he flew into a rage and decided to set fire to the house. Police said that Ishihara has also made vague remarks about his intent to murder his family.© News reports