Police are investigating the deaths of a couple in their apartment in Tokyo's Arakawa Ward.
According to police, the man, in his 40s, was found dead in front of the toilet door, while his wife, who is in her 50s, was found dead and locked inside the toilet. The couple were found at around 3:30 p.m. Thursday by a bento home delivery man, Fuji TV reported Saturday.
Police said it appears the man had come home severely intoxicated and fell into a deep sleep in front of the toilet. His wife called her relatives complaining that her husband had fallen asleep in front of the toilet door, and then she went into the toilet. But her husband awoke and then fell down again, this time blocking the toilet door from opening. His nearly 100-kilogram body blocked the door, making it impossible for the woman to leave.
Police believe she likely died of heatstroke and or dehydration. The couple rarely used the air conditioner.
Sources say that the man was taking medication to treat an illness.© Japan Today