A 54-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder on Tuesday, after he allegedly strangled his 52-year-old wife to death with a scarf in their Edogawa Ward apartment.
Police received a call from Kyongiru Hon at about 4.30 p.m. telling them he had killed his wife. Officers rushed to the apartment and found Sukucha Paku lying on the floor of the living room. Hon was arrested for attempted murder and Paku was rushed to hospital, but she was pronounced dead an hour and a half later. Police said they will pursue a charge of murder.
Police said the couple, both unemployed and of South Korean nationality, got into an argument at around 4 p.m. after Hon told his wife who was watching TV to stop drinking. Hon has admitted to strangling her and was quoted by police as saying: “She was an alcoholic and when I urged her to enter a hospital, she said she would rather die, so I strangled her.”© News reports