The chairman of the Budget Committee of the lower house of the Diet, Hiroshi Nakai, received a package containing what looks like a severed little fingertip, Tokyo metropolitan police said Tuesday.
According to police, the package containing the fingertip, a knife and a threatening letter, was delivered to Nakai's office at around 2 p.m. Monday by a delivery company, TBS reported.
Police say the finger had been inserted into a bottle containing an unidentified liquid. The letter contained the words, "Divine punishment is coming," among other threats, police said.
According to investigators, there was also a handprint on the paper, which was stamped in blood, TBS reported.
Nakai is a member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).© Japan Today