Four-year-old girl beheaded in Taiwan

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Taipei, Mar. 29(ANI): A four-year old girl was beheaded by a man when she along with her mom was on their way to a metro station in Taipei, the island’s capital, yesterday.

The 33-year-old man attacked the girl with a cleaver in full view of her mother.

The child had been riding her bike about a meter away from her when it became stuck. The mother saw the man approaching and thought that he was going to help her daughter but, instead he drew a knife and decapitated her.

“I saw the suspect slashing my daughter with a cleaver. I immediately grabbed him but I could not pull him away,” CNN quoted the mother as saying.

The mother screamed for help and bystanders rushed to restrain the attacker until police arrived.

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According to initial investigation, the suspect has been identified only by his surname Wang.

He had waited near the metro station after allegedly purchasing the knife at a supermarket earlier that day.

Reports say that the man had a history of mental illness and had received treatment at a psychiatric hospital.

He has been detained at a police station for further interrogation.

In a similar kind of incident, a 21-year-old Taiwanese man Cheng Chieh in 2014 , went on a mass stabbing spree on the Taipei metro system, killing at least four people and injuring 24 others. (ANI)

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