Police said Saturday they have arrested a 19-year-old youth for allegedly killing his girlfriend, 19, at an apartment in Yokohama.
Police say the suspect, a university freshman, stabbed his girlfriend, Shiori Shiraki, to death on Thursday night before attempting to kill himself, TV Asahi reported. He cannot be named because he is a minor.
According to police, the suspect was taken to hospital having sustained self-inflicted knife wounds to his abdomen and chest. His wounds are not life-threatening, police said.
During questioning, the man was quoted as saying that he killed his girlfriend because she wanted to break up with him and that he tried to kill himself, too. Police said they will question him further after he recovers.© Japan Today