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Woman found in Nerima with knife plunged in abdomen later dies; suicide suspected

TOKYO (TR) – A woman who was found collapsed with a knife plunged in her abdomen on a road in Nerima Ward on Wednesday later died.

Police are treating the case as a suicide, reports Kyodo News (May 19).

At around 5:15 p.m., a male passerby alerted police. “There’s a woman collapsed with a knife protruding from her abdomen,” he said.

According to the Shakujii Police Station, the woman, believed to be in her 20s and a resident of the ward, was transported to a hospital. However, she was later confirmed dead.

A woman found stabbed in Nerima Ward on Wednesday later died (Twitter)

The clothes of the woman showed no signs of having been disturbed. As well, she appeared to have not been in a struggle, police said.

The empty box for the knife was found near the woman. Among her belongings was a receipt for the purchase of the knife from a store in the ward.

The incident took place about 500 meters from Oizumi-Gakuen Station on the Seibu Ikebukuro Line.