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Man commits suicide after apparently killing parents

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A man committed suicide after apparently killing his parents at their home in Kasukabe, Saitama prefecture, police said Monday.

According to police, Toshio Sasaki, 58, and his wife Tokie, 57, were found dead in their apartment at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. TBS quoted police as saying they had been beaten about the head. Both also had neck wounds.

Police visited the apartment after the couple's 30-year-old son committed suicide four hours earlier by jumping in front of a train at Takesato station.

Police said the son left a note beside his parents' body hinting that he had killed them, TBS reported.

The Sasakis lived with their two sons. The younger son was away for the weekend, police said.

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Shame. Saitama in the news again.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

RIP to the poor parents. Another selfish individual who wanted to end it all by impacting as many innocent people as he could. I feel sorry for the JR employees yet again.

3 ( +5 / -1 )

Does anybody care that this happens so often here? I'd read this kind of news once or twice a year where I come from. It seems to be a weekly occurrence in Japan, or more!

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

I wonder what made him snap. Maybe they were pressuring him to stop playing video games and get a job.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Feel sorry for the younger brother, three dead family members, and now a reputation as a possible freak, and so completely unmarriageable. But before I even read the article, I said, it must be Saitama. Yep, I was right. Too much crowding, too much concrete, too much competition WILL make people crack,

0 ( +3 / -3 )

My guess is that the parents loved the younger one more. Nothing will hurt more if that is the case.

-8 ( +0 / -7 )

Oh, I feel for the younger brother.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Little cowardly bastard!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

This so messed up! Poor parents and what an idiot fool of a selfish son!! RIP parents and we know where that son can go!!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Disillusioned: Does anybody care that this happens so often here? I'd read this kind of news once or twice a year where I come from. It seems to be a weekly occurrence in Japan, or more!

Population same?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Many sons and daughters are living with parents more and more throughout the world well into adulthood due to poor economic conditions, demographic changes, and government overspending... Japan is not immune. Japan might commission NHK to do some documentaries on the trend and possibly look at some angles where more peaceful coexistence might be possible.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

for people saying "saitama in the news again" i think it's not only a Saitama problem, things like this can happen everywhere, we really need to sit back and find the real cause of it.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Imagine how happy these parents were at the birth of their first born son all those years ago. How much proof do we need that our life on Earth is the payment of our debt we created somewhere else, who knows where or when.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@therat

Too much crowding, too much concrete, too much competition WILL make people crack

Kasukabe is relatively rural - you're thinking of Tokyo. people crack everywhere regardless of locale. It's just prejudice that makes you assume it is more likely to happen in one densely populated place more than another.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

What's up with the Saitama bashing? I think we should start an "Ahhh it must be Kanagawa....yup, I'm right!" expression. That prefecture seems to be as much or even more in the news for crime or accidents or oddball activities as any other place. LOL!

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