Police in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of murder after he allegedly stabbed to death the 16-year-old boyfriend of his former girlfriend. The girl, 16, was also stabbed but her injuries are not life-threatening, Fuji TV reported.
Police said they received an emergency phone call at around 11:45 p.m. on Sunday from an apartment in Asahicho, Soka City. The caller said, “My younger sister and her boyfriend have been stabbed.”
When police arrived at the scene, a 16-year-old boy identified as Kosuke Nishiyama was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead due to loss of blood from stab wounds. Nishiyama’s girlfriend also had stab wounds and was in a serious condition on Monday. Her older sister, who called police, was not hurt.
Police arrested the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, at his home in the neighboring city of Misato. They believe he attacked the couple out of jealousy.© Japan Today