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Aichi cops: Nagoya woman kills boyfriend by setting him on fire

Outside the residence in Moriyama Ward
Outside the residence in Moriyama Ward

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman after she allegedly killed her boyfriend by setting him ablaze inside the residence they share, reports TBS News (April 20).

At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Maya Hisajima doused the clothes of Junichi Hayakawa, 52, with oil and set him on fire with a lighter after he went to sleep in a room of the third-floor apartment, located in Moriyama Ward.

Hayakawa was confirmed dead at a nearby hospital about one hour later.

Hisajima, who was charged with murder on Wednesday, admits to the allegations. “We are in a relationship and got in a fight,” the suspect is quoted by police.

After igniting her boyfriend, Hisajima contacted a nearby police box, saying that she may have killed someone.

A fire brigade arriving at the scene thereafter found Hayakawa on his bed.