Police in Denenchofu, Tokyo, have arrested a 41-year-old man on suspicion of violating the animal cruelty law after he killed at least 10 stray cats.
According to police, the suspect, Takuya Komatsu, poured boiling water on a cat and bashed its head against the floor at his home on the night of March 17, Sankei Shimbun reported. He then dumped the body in the neighborhood.
After the cat's body was discovered in early April, please questioned local residents and said that Komatsu's name surfaced in their investigation. They also confiscated a cage from Komatsu's residence.
Police said Komatsu, a part-time worker, has admitted to the charge and said that since last August, he has used the cage to trap at least 10 stray cats, killed them and dumped their bodies in the area. He was quoted as saying he did it because he wanted to release his stress from work.© Japan Today