A 21-year-old man leapt to his death after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend in his 9th floor apartment in Hakata, Fukuoka, on Tuesday. Police were called to the apartment by a witness who saw the man jump and found the woman, a 23-year-old college student, in the apartment. The victim, who has not yet been identified, had been stabbed over 20 times on her back and legs. She remains in critical condition in hospital, police said Wednesday.
Police said the body of 21-year-old Naoki Yuuda, also a college student, was found on the ground below. Police believe he jumped from the balcony after he stabbed his girlfriend.
Police said they believe that Yuuda stabbed the woman outside the apartment at first, possibly in a car, because they found bloodstains leading to the apartment.
Police said the pair had been dating, and police received a call in September from the woman reporting that Yuuda had become violent when she tried to break up with him. Yuuda had made a written statement to police promising that he would no longer become violent.© News reports