AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police are investigating whether there is a connection between the fatal stabbing of a woman at a railway platform in Nagoya on Saturday and a man who took a fatal leap in front of an oncoming train at around the same time, reports NHK (April 9).
At around 7:50 p.m., police received a report about a man who “leaped in front of a train” at Moto-Kasadera Station on the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line in Minami Ward.
Police and fire personnel arriving at the scene found the man collapsed on a platform at the station with severe injuries over his entire body. He was later confirmed dead, police said.
On the same platform, authorities found the woman, 18-year-old Tsukine Kawamura, collapsed inside a waiting area with a knife protruding from her chest. Kawamura, who had suffered three stab wounds to the chest, died at a hospital about two and a half hours later.
Kawamura was an office worker living in Nakagawa Ward. Police are seeking the identity of the man.
According to investigative sources, a witness saw Kawamura and the man in the waiting room together just before the discoveries. In addition, a second knife was found inside the room.
Police are now investigating whether the stabbing is related to the death of the man.