Japan’s ‘Twitter killer’ Takahiro Shiraishi gets death sentence


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Takahiro Shiraishi was arrested in the year 2017.

A person who killed 9 people has been sentenced to death in Japan after being contacted through social media platform Twitter. This high-profile case shook the whole of Japan.

Takahiro Shiraishi, popularly known as ‘Twitter Killer’, was arrested in 2017 after human body parts were recovered from his flat.

During questioning, 30-year-old Takahiro admitted that he had committed the murders and damaged the limbs of the victims. Most of them were women whom he met on social media platforms.

After the serial murder case came to light, the debate was intensified on how to talk about ‘suicide’ on the online platform.