BBC News, Taipei
March 29, 2016
By: Cindy Sui
A day after a man grabbed a four-year-old girl off her bicycle and decapitated her with a
cleaver in broad daylight, Taiwan is in shock.
“A mother couldn’t protect her child even though she was standing right near her. How can we feel assured that our children will be safe?” asked Lindy Wang, a mother of three.
On Monday night, anger poured out on the streets when crowds surrounded the suspect, a man in his 40s, as he was being led into a police station. Some punched him.
Schools were on alert on Tuesday and police officers were dispatched to a school the assailant was believed to have been headed to when he came across the girl.
The killing was the latest in a string of random attacks on the island and the third against children in the past four years. [FULL STORY]