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No one had the courage to step forward to save Mia from father

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More than two weeks have passed since 10-year-old schoolgirl Mia Kurihara was found dead on Jan. 24 at her home in Noda, Chiba Prefecture.

A heart-wrenching picture has emerged from daily follow-up media reports: Mia's father, Yuichiro, brutalized her repeatedly, while her mother, Nagisa, did nothing to stop it.

Nagisa reportedly told investigators: "I didn't have to fear for my own safety so long as my husband kept abusing my daughter. It couldn't be helped."

If that was the case, she was essentially ensuring that her husband's violence remained targeted at her daughter and away from herself.

Self-preservation is one........

© The Asahi Shimbun