Police in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder and arson after she stabbed her 50-year-old husband and set fire to his futon as he slept.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 a.m. Sunday, Fuji TV reported. The woman, Michiyo Katsuura stabbed her husband in the stomach and then used a cigarette lighter to set fire to his futon. Katsuura’s mother, who lives with the couple, saw flames coming from the second-floor bedroom and called 119.
The fire was extinguished about 30 minutes later. Katsuura’s husband was taken to hospital where doctors said his injuries are not life-threatening. Katsuura and her mother were not injured by the fire.
Police said Katsuura has remained silent since her arrest.© Japan Today