Police in Agui, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested the president of a wholesale seafood company for violently assaulting an employee who later died from his injuries.
According to police, Miyuki Muto, 47, kicked 23-year-old part-time employee Haruhiko Masumoto dozens of times in the face, head and abdomen in a parking lot at around 10 p.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported. The attack left Masumoto with severe internal hemorrhaging from both his lower abdomen and other parts of his body.
On Monday at around 3:50 a.m., Muto called police and said that a violent argument had broken out between herself and a man and that the man had lost consciousness.
Masumoto was taken to hospital where he died later on Monday.
Muto was quoted by police as saying she had been berating Masumoto about his attitude at work when she got worked up and began assaulting him inside a station wagon. After he got out of the car, she kept kicking him.
Meanwhile, Sankei Shimbun reported that Muto's 22-year-old son was also in the car at the time of the assault.© Japan Today