Man arrested over deaths of two daughters

Posted on December 30, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death, Child Custody and Visitation | Tags: , , |


Police in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of killing his two daughters by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Nobuya Amaha, an office worker, is suspected of burning coal briquettes in the bathroom at his residence in Sodegaura City and killing his daughters, Sae, 23, and Nami, 22, with carbon monoxide poisoning on Monday morning, Fuji TV reported.

On Monday, Amaha sent an email to his relatives which suggested he was suicidal. Police said the email read: “Thank you for everything you have done. We cannot hold out any longer.”

After the relative notified police about the email, officers went to Amaha’s residence where he and his two daughters were found unconscious in the bathroom. They were taken to hospital where Sae and Nami were pronounced dead.

Police said Amaha has admitted to the charge and said that his wife died of illness last May and the family was depressed about their future. He said he wanted to die with his daughters.

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