OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police arrested a male employee in the construction industry for allegedly assaulting two men in Osaka City’s Nishinari Ward on Monday, reports Mainichi Broadcasting System (Jan. 13).
At around 1:55 a.m., Tomoya Maruno, 50, allegedly used the wood bat to bash the two victims, who are brothers, in the head and other parts of their bodies on a shopping street in the Tengachayakita area.
After a passerby tipped off police, both men, aged in their 50s, were transported to a hospital.
One victim, who suffered a fractured skull, is in serious condition of a subdural hematoma. The other has a broken left arm, the Nishinari Police Station said.
Police later accused Maruno of attempted murder. “I did not intend to kill,” the suspect was quoted by police in denying the allegations.
Prior to the incident, Maruno departed a bar near the scene. Police are now investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.