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Tokyo: Man, 47, accused in fatal beating of acquaintance

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 47-year-old man over the alleged fatal assault of a male acquaintance on Tuesday, reports TBS News (Feb. 9).

At jus past 10:00 a.m., Tomoyuki Hoshi, of no known occupation, allegedly beat the victim, aged in his 30s, in the head with a whiskey bottle at the suspect’s residence in Nakano Ward. He also choked him by the neck.

The acquaintance was later confirmed dead at a hospital, the Nakano Police Station said.

Tomoyuki Hoshi (Twitter)

Upon his arrest on suspicion of inflicting bodily harm, Hoshi admitted to the allegations. “We got into a quarrel, and I flew into a rage,” Hoshi said.

Police are now investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.