A Kanagawa prefectural police officer has been arrested on suspicion of assaulting his ex-wife and eldest daughter.
According to police, Ken Maruko, 44, a sergeant stationed in the traffic division at Kohoku Police Station, got into a heated quarrel with his eldest daughter, 20, over cleaning up her room on April 9, Fuji TV reported. The argument became physical when Maruko slapped his eldest daughter. When his ex-wife, 41, tried to intervene, Maruko grabbed her hair and slapped her. Although the two are divorced, the ex-wife has been residing in Maruko's home.
Maruko has admitted to the charge and was quoted as saying, “I became furious over my daughter’s attitude.”© Japan Today