Police in Saitama City said Thursday they have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he slashed his 22-year-old ex-girlfriend in the neck on the 5th floor of a building where she worked in Omiya Ward.
According to police, Yuya Toriyama attacked Kimika Kanai, a company employee from Kasukabe City, at around 5:55 p.m. on Wednesday. Kanai was taken to the hospital where she died shortly after arrival.
Another man who saw the attack managed to subdue Toriyama until police arrived.
Police said that Toriyama, who is from Maebashi in Gunma Prefecture where he works in the prefecture’s road management division, and Kanai had been in a relationship.
However, last September, Kanai and her father consulted police in Kasukabe about Toriyama after he assaulted her when she told him she wanted to end their relationship. But she did not file a complaint and police only issued an oral warning to Toriyama to stay away from Kanai.
On Tuesday, Toriyama assaulted Kanai again and she and her father made an appointment to visit police on Wednesday night to file a complaint. Toriyama attacked Kanai outside her office before she could go to the police station.
Toriyama’s office said that he left work at around 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, saying he wasn’t feeling well.© Japan Today