The head of a ward in the small Okinawan town of Kumejima was arrested Thursday after he sprayed a man with a gasoline-like liquid and set him on fire.
According to police, Madomari Ward head Fumio Ohashigawa knew the 68-year-old victim. The incident took place in a parking lot near the victim's house at around 5:30 p.m. The victim suffered severe burns over all of his body and is in serious condition.
Police are currently investigating the source of trouble between the two men.© News reports