Nara 15 years after the murder of a girl "Sad memory will not disappear"
A girl who was a first grader in Nara City in 2004 was kidnapped and killed in 15 days, and the girl's father said, “No matter how many years pass, the sad memory of that day will not disappear. I sincerely hope that the children's smiles will be constant. ”
Satoshi Ariyama (7 years old at that time), who was a first-year elementary school student in Nara City, was kidnapped and killed 15 years ago by a former death prisoner, Satoshi Kobayashi.
Mr. Shigeki's father, Shigeki-san, wrote a note to the news agency in the 15 years since the incident.
In this, Mr. Shigeki said, “No matter how many years pass, the sad memory of that day will not disappear. Before I went to school, I was sent an email saying“ I will go. There is no regret that it was not sent again, and it was only regret that it was not able to protect the family.There is no regret that the death sentence was executed and it was executed, but the remaining bereaved families We must face the weight of life and sadness in the future. ”
On top of that, “To continue to protect future important lives, the police, the government, parents and community volunteers are continuing their activities. I sincerely hope that the society will continue to make children smile. "
Full text of father's notes
The full text of the note is as follows:
It has been 15 years since the candy disappeared, but no matter how many years pass, the sad memories of that day will not disappear.
Before I went to school, I was sent an email saying “I will go. Good luck.” I never thought that I would never be sent again, and there was only regret that I could not protect my family.
And the lives and lives lost by the incident will not return. There is no regret that the death sentence was executed and it was executed, but the surviving bereaved must face the victim, the weight of the perpetrator's life, and sadness.
The incidents of damage to children will not stop. Activities are being continued by the police, government, parents and volunteers to protect future important lives.
I think that a safe and secure society will be realized if children are aware of these efforts and are conscious of actions to protect their own lives. I sincerely hope that this society will keep the smiles of children. Shigeki Ariyama