Police in Hachioji, Tokyo, have arrested a 62-year-old woman on suspicion of arson after she set fire to her estranged husband’s apartment.
The woman, Keiko Matsumoto, was quoted by police as saying she got angry at her 65-year-old husband because he didn’t give her enough money to make ends meet, Sankei Shimbun reported.
According to police, Matsumoto went to the apartment building on the morning of Aug 31 and broke into her husband’s second-floor apartment through a window. She set fire to leaflets and other papers on the living room floor with a lighter, police said.
About half the apartment was destroyed, police said.
Matsumoto’s husband had been in hospital for several days prior to the fire, but they hadn't been living together for some time, police said.© Japan Today