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A 69-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing his 8-year-old granddaughter at their home in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, police said.

Teruo Asaka is suspected of stabbing the girl with a kitchen knife with a 24-cm blade at around 3:15 a.m. Sunday after she refused to let him get into her bed.

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