Police in Tokyo have arrested a 46-year-old man on suspicion of attempting to kill his 75-year-old mother-in-law at their residence in Shinagawa Ward.
According to police, they received a call at around 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday from a woman claiming that she was “pushed down and stabbed,” Kyodo News reported.
When police arrived at the scene, they found a woman collapsed at the entrance, bleeding from a stab wound to her stomach. The woman, Mieko Kato, was rushed to hospital unconscious and remains in a critical condition, police said.
The victim’s son-in-law, Toshio Yozaki, a company employee, was at home and there was a blood-stained knife on the floor. Police said Yozaki has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “We got into an argument, and I stabbed her after becoming frustrated.”
Kato lives with her daughter, son-in-law and her grandchild. Her daughter and grandchild were not home at the time of the stabbing.© Japan Today