Japanese pop star, Mayu Tomita is in a coma after a fan stabbed her dozens of times because she reportedly refused his gift. Police found a three-inch folding knife at the scene in western Tokyo on Saturday. A bloodstained mask and a trail of blood were found on the stairs near where the star was due to give a concert later that evening. Tomohiro Iwazaki, 27, confessed to stabbing Tomita in the neck and chest.
He claimed he “ambushed” the star because she returned a gift he sent her. According to The Japan Times, Iwazaki told police: “I lost my temper and stabbed her many times because she didn’t clearly answer.”
The man is thought to have sent the 20-year-old a barrage of messages via Twitter and her blog. In the posts, he claimed to have sent a watch to her between January and February – but it was returned in April. He wrote: “I will never forget that I was looked down upon by you.”
Police now plan to re-arrest Iwazaki on suspicion of attempted murder, the Japan Times added.