TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 59-year-old man for allegedly choking his wife at their residence in Akiruno City, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Mar. 1).
At around 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, Ikuhisa Ishii, a company employee, allegedly used a towel to choke his 57-year-old wife.
Several minutes later, the suspect alerted police. Officers arriving at the scene found his wife collapsed face-up in the kitchen.
The woman was transported to a hospital where she remains unconscious and in serious condition.
Ishii and the victim share the residence with their daughter. Police later accused Ishii of attempted murder. “We got into a fight and I choked her,” Ishii was quoted by the Fussa Police Station, according to TV Asahi (Mar. 1).
Police are now investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.