Police in Fujimi, Saitama Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 22-year-old man for fatally stabbing his 20-year-old brother at their home.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 5 a.m. Saturday. TBS reported that the suspect, identified as Mirai Fukuda, a part-time worker, stabbed his brother Teppei in the chest as he slept.
The two brothers lived with their father who called 119 after being awoken by the attack. Teppei was taken to hospital where he died about 90 minutes later, police said.
Police said Teppei had been attending a university in Tokyo and had lived on campus until this month when he returned to live at home on Jan 1.
Mirai has admitted to stabbing his brother after he returned home from his part-time job, police said, but has so far given no motive for the attack. His father said there had been animosity between the two brothers, TBS reported.© Japan Today