By Esther Okafor
A Taiwanese man, Wang Ching-yu has been arrested for beheading a four-year-old girl, identified only as Liu, with a kitchen knife. The girl and her mother were attacked by Wang near a metro station. The mother and a number of bystanders tried to intervene but were pushed away and unable to save the child.
Wang was arrested at the scene of the crime and was taken into police custody
Police said the 33-year-old had previously been arrested for drug-related crime and was attacked by an angry mob while in custody.
Report also says he was unemployed and living with his parents, and had previously been hospitalized with mental health issues. The killing came less than a year after the throat of an eight-year-old girl was slit in her school restroom in Taipei.