Police in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward said Saturday they have arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of killing the landlord of her apartment.
According to police, the suspect, Mika Kato, stabbed her 69-year-old landlord, Shozo Honma, in the stomach with a knife at around 2 p.m. on Friday, Fuji TV reported. Kato also attacked Honma’s 65-year-old wife, hitting her on the head with a wrench.
A passerby saw Mrs Honma, stagger out of the second-floor apartment, bleeding from the head, and called police. The victims were taken to hospital where Honma died. His wife is in a stable condition, police said.
Police said Honma and his wife had gone to the apartment because Kato was four months behind in the rent and she had refused several requests to pay.© Japan Today