Man arrested for slashing girl in Kagawa
Police in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly slashing a 16-year-old girl during a robbery last Saturday night.
Police identified the suspect as Mitsuru Ikeuchi. TBS quoted a police spokesman as saying that Ikeuchi denied knowing anything about the incident.
The girl was walking home alone at around 9 p.m. when a man approached her and slashed her neck and chest. He then stole her bag and fled. The girl is in a stable condition in hospital but her injuries will take about one month to heal, doctors said.
Police said that Ikeuchi, a demolition worker, was identified by his glasses which were left at the scene of the crime and through surveillance camera footage. He was arrested on Monday night.
Police said that Ikeuchi and the girl had met for the first time earlier on the day of the attack but gave no further details.