Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a 20-year-old male university student on suspicion of killing a 19-year-old Thai woman in a hotel in December.
According to police, the suspect, Naoki Yosomiya, a student at Showa University, beat the woman and then jumped out of the window of the 5th-floor hotel room and was found unconscious on the sidewalk below the hotel which is near JR Uguisudani Station. He has been in hospital since the incident, Sankei Shimbun reported. Upon his recovery this week, police arrested him.
The incident occurred on Dec 18. A hotel employee called police after hearing a man and woman arguing and a woman's scream coming from the room at around 8:30 p.m. The employee called police. When police knocked on the door, which was locked, a man inside called out to them to wait a minute. When police got into the room, the man had jumped from the window.
The woman was unconscious and had bruises all over her body, but she died the next day in hospital.
Police said Yosomiya, who lives in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, has admitted to assaulting the victim, who worked for a call girl establishment, but denied intending to kill her.© Japan Today