March 20, 2018

Priest fatally stabbed with samurai sword at Tokyo shrine

08 December 2017, 10:42 | Taylor George

Priest fatally stabbed with samurai sword at Tokyo shrine

Priest fatally stabbed with samurai sword at Tokyo shrine

The suspect is thought to have first killed his sister, the chief priestess at the shrine, said Kyodo news agency citing police.

A man stabbed his older sister and girlfriend to death before committing suicide at a shrine in Koto Ward on Thursday, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Police, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Dec. 8).

The attacker and his sister belong to a family that has managed the Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine for generations since its founding in 1627.

The attack began around 8:25 p.m., when Shigenaga Tomioka attacked his sister with a Japanese sword as she exited her vehicle on the shrine grounds.

Nagako Tomioka's driver, 33, was also seriously injured in the attack.

The accomplice attacked the driver with a samurai sword and pursued him as he ran out of the temple grounds and about 300 feet down a road, police said.

Major League Baseball trade rumors: Mariners acquire Dee Gordon from Marlins
The Marlins received minor leaguers Robert Dugger, Nick Neidert and Christopher Torres in the deal. The Mariners have reportedly agreed to assume all of the money remaining on Gordon's contract.

Kohli ranked No. 2 among Test batsmen in ICC ranking
Many of our players were there in 2013. "If we have a bit of luck, I think we have the team to do well overseas", Dravid said. Between October 2003 and April 2004, Dravid scored three double centuries against as many opponents in Tests.

Bears lose grip as value-buying lifts Sensex 352 points
The benchmark BSE Sensex ended 1.08 percent higher at 32,949.21 in its biggest single-day rise since November 1. The broader markets remained under pressure, with the small-cap index falling by 0.52% and mid-cap 0.09%.

Authorities suspect a row between the brother and sister over the shine's chief priest position had prompted the apparent murder-suicide.

The assailant, identified as 56-year-old Shigenaga Tomioka, attacked his 58-year-old sister sister Nagako Tomioka, the shrine's chief priestess, with a Samurai sword and killed her after she got off from a chauffeur-driven auto. The driver's injuries were not life-threatening.

At least one blood-stained sword and two survival knives were found near the scene, Japanese media said.

Tomioka Hachimangū, established in 1927, has a close link with sumo, and the emperor and empress visited in 2012.

Shigenaga Tomioka was arrested some 10 years ago for blackmailing his sister. It is known as the birthplace of sumo. The shrine left the association on September 28 this year.

Other News

Trending Now

The Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Stake Reduced by Meritage Portfolio Management
Citigroup holds 0.02% of its portfolio in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL) for 439,623 shares. 725 are owned by Davidson Invest Advsr. The firm owned 9,505 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock after buying an additional 2,096 shares during the period.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma take off to Switzerland for Italy wedding?
Things have taken a new turn now, after the actress was spotted at the Mumbai International Airport, with her whole family in tow. As netizens were going gaga over pictures of their gardening date , their families met and discussed their wedding dates.

Business leaders welcome agreement on Brexit trade talks
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker needs to have a meeting with Theresa may , the head of the British Parliament. She must also convince her divided Conservative Party that the deal she makes is acceptable.

Techland Announces Dying Light: Bad Blood, PvP Expansion Due in 2018
Players must evacuate the area before night comes, when the zombies are at their absolute worst. Bad Blood is "a multiplayer expansion set in the Dying Light universe".