Prosecutors in Tokyo have sought a six-year prison term for a 25-year-old man who cut off the penis of a lawyer whom he accused of having an affair with his wife.
The court heard that the defendant, Ikki Kotsugai, 25, a Keio University law student and former boxer, acted out of revenge over his wife’s romantic involvement with the 42-year-old victim with whom she worked, Fuji TV reported.
Kotsugai burst into the lawyer's office in Tokyo's Minato Ward at around 7:30 a.m. on Aug 13 last year. He punched the lawyer, and when he was unconscious, pulled his pants down and cut off his penis with garden shears before flushing the organ down a toilet.
In calling for a prison term of six years, prosecutors said that Kotsugai had ruined the man's life with such a bizarre and cruel attack.
The court is expected to hand down its ruling on July 5.© Japan Today/AFP