Japan man 'bit snake-possessed son to death': media

  • AFP, Tokyo
  • |
  • Updated: Jan 21, 2013 12:00 IST

A 53-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of biting his adult son to death to get rid of a "snake haunting him", Japanese media have reported.

TV Asahi said Katsumi Nagaya seriously injured his son, Takuya, on Friday at the younger man's apartment in Anjo, central Japan, by head-butting and biting him after the 23-year-old began writhing around and claiming to be a serpent.

Takuya was taken to hospital but declared dead a short time later, the broadcaster said.

The suspect reportedly told police he had attacked his son in order to remove the snake from his mind.

 

also read

Jihadist chief killed as thousands march against extremism in Tunisia

blog comments powered by Disqus