82-year-old man arrested after beating wife several times


Police in Rumoi, Hokkaido, have arrested an 82-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he beat his wife about the head several times at their home.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 6 p.m. Saturday. Local media reported that woman, who is in her 70s, called police and said her husband had started beating her with his fists her while she was in the kitchen doing the dishes.

Police rushed to the house and arrested the man on the spot. His wife did not suffer any serious injuries.

The woman was quoted by police as saying her husband started yelling at her after dinner, saying things were always going missing from the house or being thrown out and that it was all her fault.

Police said the husband told them he was fed up with wife’s attitude.

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seems like he is suffering Dementia and the poor wife gets the blame

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He's fed up with her attitude? Well, good then! Let's see how fed up he gets with doing his own housework all the time. Maybe HE can beat himself up while doing the dishes after cooking his own food instead of, no doubt, sitting on the sofa demanding more sake be brought to him promptly. Oh! And let's see him get fed up over all this while handing over half his pension, too! He's not going to be charged with anything, but hopefully this is grounds for divorce and for the poor woman to live her own life, free of the "attitude" of her (hopefully former-to-be) husband.

Sanjin: "seems like he is suffering Dementia and the poor wife gets the blame"

Nah, seems more like he's suffering from entitlement, and perhaps despair over being old and unable to do anything himself. Agree his wife should not reap the misplaced anger, though.

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This has probably been going on since day one of the marriage.

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