According to reports, a former nurse allegedly killed up to 20 elderly patients by injecting intravenous drips with chemicals. The incident took place in Japan’s Tokyo and the 31-year-old suspect has now been taken in police custody, say reports.
Ayumi Kuboki reportedly said that she found it difficult to deal with deaths on her shift, and injecting the drips allowed her to control when her patients died. She was arrested on Saturday in connection with the alleged murder of an 88-year-old man in 2016 at the hospital she worked.
During the probe, she reportedly told police that she may have killed up to 20 people as she had mixed disinfectant into their intravenous drips. The suspect was said to have stopped working as a nurse since the 2016 death.
Police reportedly found surfactant, a chemical used for products including detergent and cosmetics, in 50 unused bags for intravenous drips at the hospital.
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