A 55-year-old woman jumped to her death after apparently stabbing her 16-year-old son to death at their apartment on Monday, police said.
According to police, the body of the boy, Rikiya Hidaka, was found at around 3:40 p.m. in the hallway outside his 4th-floor apartment in Nishiyodogawa Ward, Fuji TV reported. Another resident found the boy's body and called police. Police said the boy had several knife wounds to his neck and body and was confirmed dead at the scene.
Rikiya lived with his mother Yuka whose whereabouts were not discovered until about 7 p.m., when she was seen near the railing on the 7th floor stairwell of a municipal housing complex about 300 meters from her apartment building. Police said her wrists appeared to have self-inflicted knife wounds. When they asked the woman her name, she jumped over the railing. She wa staken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Police said security camera footage in Hidaka's apartment building showed a woman, believed to be Hidaka, with a bloodied hand, leaving the first-floor entrance.© Japan Today