OSAKA (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police on Tuesday arrested a 44-year-old male company employee over the alleged assault of a male customer at a “snack” hostess club in Osaka City’s Taisho Ward earlier this year, reports the Sankei Shimbun (July 16).
At around 3:00 a.m. on May 18, Akihisa Ichimaru allegedly kicked head of the victim of the victim inside a second-floor stairwell. He also assaulted his body with a fire extinguisher.
The victim suffered serious injuries, including a cerebral contusion and broken bones in the face, police said.
Ichimaru, who has been accused of attempted murder, partially denies the allegations. “I kicked [him] but I do not remember where,” the suspect was quoted by police. “I do not know anything about a fire extinguisher.”
Prior to the incident, the suspect, who was drunk at the time, and the victim got into a dispute inside the club. Police are now investigating the circumstances that led to the incident.