Japanese pop star Mayu Tomita is critically injured after a frenzied male fan attacked her brutally. Tomita, who is 20 years old, was stabbed more than a dozen times on her neck, chest, and back before an event in Tokyo on Saturday around 5 p.m.
27 year old Tomohiro Iwazaki confessed to the crime. He has now been arrested by the police who had earlier recovered a blood-covered knife. The attacker stated:“I ambushed her at the station and asked her (about the gift). I lost my temper and stabbed her many times because she didn’t clearly answer,”
An owner of a local restaurant stated“After I came back from shopping, there were lots of police officers.” ‘I also saw blood on the floor near stairs that lead to the venue. There were also masks and a guitar case on the floor, both covered in blood.’ Said the owner.
The attacker had been harassing the singer online and had posted obsessive comments about her on her twitter handles and other social networking websites.
Given her critical condition due to the attack, the teenager is yet to gain consciousness.