Police: Girl Killed, Dismembered 15-Year-Old Classmate

JAPAN-- A Japanese girl attending this high school in Nagasaki prefecture has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering her classmate.

Reuters News Service is reporting the 16-year-old suspect is being held and interviewed by local police. Officers allege the girl has admitted beating and strangling a 15 year-old girl. Police said they found a decapitated body, a dismembered hand and various tools in the suspect's apartment.

The school's principal held a news conference and stated the two girls were believed to have been friends. He also asked the police to remove some unauthenticated photographs from the internet, that were allegedly taken by the suspect that reportedly show a bleeding hand.

He said the pictures could upset children at the school.


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