Police in Numazu, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 64-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he allegedly forced his son in his 30s to hang himself at a popular sightseeing spot.
According to police, Tadayuki Yukutake, a resident of Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, whose occupation is unknown, forced his son to hang himself from an observatory platform overlooking the sea at the edge of a parking lot at Cape Deai (Deai-misaki), a tourist attraction in Numazu, sometime between April 15 and 16, TV Shizuoka reported. Yukutake asked a passerby to call 110 at around 6:30 a.m. on April 16.
When paramedics arrived, the victim had already died. Police said Yukutake, who remained at the scene, alluded to being worn out from looking after his son. Police did not elaborate. Yukutake was quoted by police as saying he had planned to kill himself too but couldn't go through with it.© Japan Today