A 31-year-old man was arrested for attempted murder on Saturday in Kimitsu City, accused of strangling his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend, who remains unconscious in hospital, police said Sunday.
Yosuke Koga had been seeing the female university student for about two years since he met her in the restaurant she worked at, but the woman told him recently she wanted to break up. According to police, Koga waited in his car for the woman to come home late Friday night, and when she saw him, she drove off in her car and Koga gave chase in his car. The woman stopped her car about 10 kilometers away, where Koga is accused of strangling her with his hands and a seatbelt.
Koga called his mother and told her he had killed someone, and his mother called police. The woman was rushed to hospital, where she remains unconscious. Koga told police that he intended to kill the woman if she refused to date him any more, and that he bought a metal bar and a knife.
The woman filed a report with police last Tuesday after Koga hit her, fracturing her rib. Police advised her to move back into her parents’ home temporarily and to move her car away from her apartment. They began preparing an arrest warrant for assault and were scheduled to arrest Koga on Saturday, but did not patrol the area outside the woman’s apartment.© News reports