osaka - A Japanese woman has died after having been detained for years by her parents in a small space. The 1.45 meter long victim weighed only 19 kilos at the time of her death, the police announced in the prefecture of Osaka on Wednesday.
The parents were arrested and, according to the police, confessed that they had held their daughter for about fifteen years in a space of three square meters. There she got to eat once a day. 'Our daughter was mentally ill and became violent when she was sixteen or seventeen, so we locked her up in the room,' the police said.
According to the authorities, the suspects installed a camera in the room, which was also equipped with an improvised toilet. The authorities also discovered several cameras around the house, which was surrounded by a two-meter-high fence. The parents found the body of their 33-year-old daughter on December 18, but only moved to the police on Saturday. He said that the victim was frozen to death.