In a most bizarre twist of events in Okazaki City in the Aichi Prefecture, 23-year-old Takuya Nagaya was killed at the hands of his own father, Katsumi Nagaya, on Friday, January 18. The investigation showed that the victim was repeatedly assaulted, which included head-butting and biting. The father, after having been arrested, confessed that he did it “to drive the snake that had possessed him.”
It would seem that Takuya, who lived in the nearby Anjo City, was at his parents’ house in the wee hours of the morning on Friday. He allegedly started acting violent and erratic, saying that he was a snake. When the mother got worried, he called Katsumi for help. It was then that he started to beat his son, to the end of eliminating this supposed snake that was taking over his mind. This continued on until the evening of the same day. When Takuya’s body had gone limp, he was rushed to the hospital; but with the injuries he had sustained, he eventually succumbed to death.
There is no trial date set as of the moment. With the way the events had played, however, it would not be surprising if authorities would look into the mental capacity of the suspect first before deciding on how to go about with the case. After all, a father who thinks it is okay to beat—and bite—his son to death because of suspicions of being possessed by a snake seems very dubious in itself.
[via Rocket News]