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Student charged after his former girlfriend commits suicide

By Mason White 10:33 AM February 26, 2014
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By: Aarav Sen
(Scroll down for video) A man is being held accountable for the death of his former girlfriend after he told her to kill herself.

The man, a third year law student at the Keio University, which is located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, was arrested on Friday, for abetting suicide.

Taishu Watanabe, 21, was devastated when his girlfriend broke up with him. After the breakup, he sent seven text messages to his former girlfriend encouraging her to commit suicide. Watanabe is said to have dated his classmate for a year, before she broke up with him.

One day later, the woman committed suicide. Watanabe faces charges for sending the text messages, which told his former lover to jump to her death.

The woman sent text messages to her friends indicating that she wanted to end it all. She reportedly also left a suicide note to her parents.

The woman was found dead after she jumped from the eighth floor of an apartment building in Minato-ku. Several days later, police identified Watanabe through communication records.

Watanabe allegedly confessed to sending the nasty text messages during interrogation.