A 20-year-old man was arrested for murder on Wednesday, accused of stabbing a 44-year-old woman to death in an apartment in Tokyo's Meguro ward. Police were called to the apartment building at about 2.45 p.m. after an apartment manager found Atsuko Shimasaki lying on the floor and bleeding from her abdomen. The woman was rushed to hospital but she was pronounced dead shortly after. She had also been burned with hot oil, police said.
A man was found smoking a cigarette in the apartment gardens and when police found a pair of bloodied gloves on him, he admitted to stabbing Shimasaki. He told police that he used to work with Shimasaki in the apartment, which was being used to make lunches for sale, and said: “I went to the apartment to see if I could work again, but she treated me coldly.”
Police also said the man is an outpatient at a hospital specializing in psychiatric care.© News reports