By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
On Monday morning a four-year-old girl was attacked randomly and beheaded by a man
surnamed Wang, who was arrested by the police at the crime scene and was said to have medical records at the Songde Branch of the Taipei City Hospital.
Taipei City Fire Department received a report sometime after 11 AM that a four-year-old girl was dead after being beheaded by a 33-year-old man at an empty lot located on Huanshan Road in Neihu District, Taipei City.
Yang Kun-ming, head of investigation at Taipei City Police Department’s Neihu Precinet, said that the little girl was attacked by the man while she was riding a bike with her mother and grandfather on the street. The man kept chopping the girl’s neck from the back with a cleaver, and the brutal act caused the girl to die instantly as her head was severed from her body, Yang said.
The police, who rushed to the scene of the crime after receiving the report, arrested the suspect and brought him back to the nearby Xihu Police Station for questioning, Yang said, adding that the motive of the crime was still under investigation. The mother, who witnessed the process of the crime, knelt down beside the body of her daughter, choking with sobs, Yang said. [FULL STORY]