Police in Izumisano City, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of killing his girlfriend who was in her late teens.
Police said Motoko Yamanaka called 119 at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, claiming his girlfriend was not breathing and becoming cold to the touch, Kyodo News reported. When paramedics arrived at the man’s apartment, the girl was lying on her back on a bed. She was declared dead at the scene.
The paramedics contacted the police who said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Police said the girl had a red, swollen face.
Police said Yamanaka told them he found his girlfriend collapsed on the bed when he returned home on Tuesday evening. He also admitted to hitting her "10 to 20 times" during an argument on Monday night.© Japan Today