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Student accused of severing lawyer’s penis prosecuted

Ikki Kotsugai
Ikki Kotsugai

TOKYO (TR) – Charges were formally filed at the Tokyo District Court on Tuesday against a university student accused of severing the genitals of a lawyer last month, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Sep. 2).

Ikki Kotsugai, 25, has been charged with violating the Swords and Firearms Control Law after he removed the attorney’s penis with garden shears and flushed the organ down a toilet.

The victim, 42, will be required to visit a hospital over the course of a one-year period as a part of his recovery.

Kotsugai, a native of Tokyo, is a graduate student studying law at Keio University, where he is a boxer.

The attack took place at a law office in the Toranomon area. The suspect’s wife is employed at the same legal office.

On the morning of the attack, the couple and the victim met at the office to have a discussion. Kotsugai then began repeatedly punching the attorney in the face. With the lawyer nearly unconscious, the suspect then unzipped the victim’s pants and proceeded with the crime.