Police in Tokyo have arrested a 59-year-old Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau official on suspicion of threatening to kill his wife. It is the third time this year that the man has been arrested over abuse of his wife.
According to police, Shizuki Muto, a tax consultant at the bureau, was re-arrested for threatening his wife over the phone last month, Kyodo News reported. During the call, Shizuki told his wife he would stick a knife in her heart.
Police said that Muto physically assaulted his wife from January to April, leading to him being arrested and indicted twice during that period. His wife suffered severe injuries, including ruptured internal organs.
Muto placed the threatening call to his wife on May 12 while she was hospitalized. The call was recorded and he was arrested on Monday.
Police said Muto has remained silent since his arrest.© Japan Today