Police have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her boyfriend by setting him on fire at the couple’s apartment in Nagoya.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 9 p.m. on Tuesday at an apartment in Moriyama Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. The suspect, Maya Kushima, reportedly poured lighter oil on her 52-year-old boyfriend Junichi Hayakawa while he slept and then set him on fire.
Following the crime, the woman visited a nearby police koban but there was nobody there as they were out on patrol. So she used the phone to report the incident, telling authorities that she had “caused a fire” and had “perhaps murdered a person.”
When police arrived at the scene, they found Hayakawa on his bed, his body severely burned. He has taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Neighbors were quoted as saying they could hear a loud noise coming from the couple’s apartment at the time of the crime.© Japan Today