By: Christie Chen, Yiu Kai-hsiang, Liu Chien-pan, and Hsieh Chia-chen
Taipei, March 28 (CNA) Struggling to hold back her tears, the heartbroken mother of a child slain in a random attack in Taipei on Monday said she never imagined society was so unsafe and urged the government to take action so that people like the suspect will no longer exist.
Speaking to the media, the mother of the 4-year-old girl who was decapitated by a 33-year-old man said her daughter was riding a strider bike about a meter away from her when the bike got stuck and could not make its way onto the sidewalk.
When the suspect approached her daughter, she thought he was going to help her pick up her bike, but instead he began attacking her, the mother said.
“I saw the suspect slashing my daughter with a cleaver. I immediately grabbed him but I could not pull him away,” she said, adding that she screamed for help and passersby and nearby residents rushed to subdue the suspect. [FULL STORY]