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46-year-old man arrested after attempting to burn older sister to death

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Police in Aikawa, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he tried to burn his 49-year-old sister.

According to police, the suspect, Manabu Ochiai, a company employee, has admitted to the charge, Fuji TV reported. The incident occurred at around 11 p.m. on Monday, when Ochiai, who lives with his sister, poured oil over his sister.

A neighbor called police after hearing a woman screaming. When police arrived at the scene, Ochiai was seen chasing his sister with a lighter outside their home. Ochiai could be heard yelling “I’m going to kill you.” He was apprehended before he could set fire to the oil.

According to reports from Atsugi police station, this was not the first time that police have been summoned to the Ochiai household due to trouble between the siblings.

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That is so scary.

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Sounds like a bizarre cry for help. I’m sure if he’d been absolutely determined, he’d have done it with a lot less fuss....

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"...not the first time that police have been summoned to the Ochiai household due to trouble between the siblings..." Let's hope it's the last. Lock him up.

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Wow! Today's family breakdown is a woozy! Why are siblings in their 40's living together? And, why the heck didn't she move out after the first time he went nuts? Nobody can help someone who won't help themselves.

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@Disillusioned

From what we’re told here, it could just have easily been the sister who went “nuts” last time.

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Sounds like a bizarre cry for help. I’m sure if he’d been absolutely determined, he’d have done it with a lot less fuss....

Have you ever tried lighting a lighter whilst running? lol

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Keep any animal in a cage long enough they start to behave erratically

The second time I've seen our resident haters refer to Japanese as animals today. The first fine fella was worried about the locals having nukes, b/c you see you have to keep a muzzle on a dangerous dog. Now this. You guys are a piece of work.

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"Oil"? What kind of oil? Cooking oil?

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".not the first time that police have been summoned"

that's how its done..they like to come after something happens, its more interesting.

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@Disillusioned I'm guessing they live together because it's the family home. Nothing in the article about her working, just that he's a "company man". Perhaps they can't come to terms about selling the house and both want the other to move out.

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Doesn’t exactly sound like your usual brady bunch antics now does it? More like the Manson family! Inter family hatred. Responsible for what percentage of crimes in Japan? If we take this news site as a touchstone, it seems pretty high.

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....around 11 p.m. on Monday, when Ochiai, who lives with his sister, poured oil over his sister...When police arrived at the scene, Ochiai was seen chasing his sister with a lighter outside their home. Ochiai could be heard yelling “I’m going to kill you.” He was apprehended before he could set fire to the oil.

Was it lost in translation?  As far as I know oil is not combustible enough to catch fire - especially when the  target is moving and the igniter is a lighter in a breeze.

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Was it lost in translation? As far as I know oil is not combustible enough to catch fire - especially when the target is moving and the igniter is a lighter in a breeze.

That's exactly what I was thinking... Was the guy drunk or something?

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