Man strangles wife with towel

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Police in Akiruno City, Tokyo, have arrested a 59-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he strangled his 57-year-old wife with a towel at their home.

According to police, Ikuhisa Ishii, a company employee, strangled his wife at around 10:40 a.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported. Police said Ishii called them at around 10:47 a.m. and told them he had strangled his wife after an argument with her.

Police rushed to the house and found the victim lying on her back on the kitchen floor. She was taken to hospital and remained unconscious on Monday.

Ishii resides with his wife and daughter in their three-person household. The daughter was not harmed.

•Japan Times

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