Police in Morioka, Iwate Prefecture, have arrested a 19-year-old youth on suspicion of attempting to kill his girlfriend, who is in her 20s.
The suspect, who is a construction worker, cannot be named because he is a minor. According to police, he is accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend to death at around 7:50 p.m. on April 28, Sankei Shimbun reported. However, he stopped and called 110 himself.
The woman was taken to hospital. Police said her injuries are not life-threatening.
Police said the suspect has so far given no motive for attacking his girlfriend.© RikiWeb