Police in Osaka have arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of arson and attempting to kill his disabled 67-year-old wife.
According to police, Toru Tokuno set fire to his two-story home in Sumiyoshi Ward early Wednesday morning while his wife was in bed, Sankei Shimbun reported. However, Tokuno’s wife woke up and managed to call 119. Unable to walk, she waited for help. Firefighters were able to get to her in time before the blaze reached the second floor.
Police said Tokuno fled the scene by car and was later found in his car in the parking lot of a luxury bathhouse in Mie Prefecture.
Police said Tokuno has admitted to setting his home ablaze in an attempt to kill his wife.© RikiWeb