Man beheads 4-year-old girl in front of mother in Taipei

(From Taipei Times)

A four-year-old girl was decapitated in an apparently random attack in Taipei in full view of her mother, police said.

Wang Ching-yu being taken to Taipei police station for questioning

Wang Ching-yu being taken to Taipei police station for questioning

An unemployed man, identified as Wang Ching-yu, has been detained in connection with the gruesome killing.

He had been convicted for drug offenses, and is reported to have sought psychiatric help in 2014

The attack occurred about 11 am on Monday when the girl, surnamed Liu, and her mother were on their way to an MRT rail station in northern Taipei’s Neihu District to meet the girl’s grandfather and two of her siblings for lunch.

Liu was riding a bicycle on Huanshan Road Sec 1, when she was attacked, Taipei City Police Department Neihu Precinct investigation unit head Yang Kun-ming said, adding that the attacker grabbed the girl from behind and decapitated her with a cleaver.

Passers-by and area residents subdued the attacker and called the police, who arrested the suspect upon arriving at the scene, Yang said, adding that police were still trying to determine the motive. Read More



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