Name: Sotaro Ogata.
Died: November 14, 2019.
Age at death: 5.
Cause of death: Murder-suicide (Strangled).
Location: Bukit Batok Nature Park, Singapore.
Sotaro’s family had moved to Singapore from Japan. His father, a businessman, worked hard to support his mother and his brother Haruto. The family employed a domestic helper.
When Sotaro’s father was away on a business trip, Sotaro’s mother strangled him and then killed herself. Sotaro’s brother, Haruto, survived unharmed. In notes to her family, Sotaro’s mother blamed her own depression and anxiety for her actions.
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