A 73-year-old woman who was arrested on Jan 17 on suspicion of killing her 77-year-old sister has died after being found unconscious in her cell in Kanuma, Tochigi Prefecture.
According to police, the woman, Tsuyako Inoue, was found lying face-up in her cell in Kanuma police station at around 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that she had apparently stuffed a rice cake and small towel into her mouth and choked on it. She was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead early Monday morning.
Police said they haven't determined yet whether Inoue's death was a suicide or accident. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Inoue was arrested on suspicion of strangling her sister Emiko to death at their home in Utsunomiya over a financial dispute, local media reported.© Japan Today