Sakai woman arrested for allegedly setting man ablaze
Japan Times -- Jun 28
A 42-year-old woman of Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, was arrested Tuesday for allegedly setting a man on fire, causing him to sustain burns over his entire body, police said.

The man, who is in his 40s and was apparently the woman's boyfriend, remains unconscious in a hospital in critical condition.

Police officials said Yuko Ono, arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, told investigators that she poured ethanol over the man because she suspected he had had an affair and she wanted to "disinfect his dirty body." She reportedly said the man tried to light a cigarette and caught fire.

According to the officials, on June 19 at around 5:30 p.m., Ono allegedly tried to put the man on fire inside a car parked on a street in Sakai's Nishi Ward. The man reportedly escaped and ran into a nearby electric appliance store. He was taken to a hospital, but remains unconscious and in critical condition. His identity has not been confirmed, they said.

大阪府堺市で6月19日、全身火だるまになった40代男性が電器店に駆け込み、助けを求める事件があったが、現場から車で立ち去った交際相手の女が、殺人未遂の疑いで逮捕された。

6月27日に逮捕された無職、斧裕子容疑者(42)は、19日午後5時半ごろ、堺市西区の路上に停めた乗用車内で、男性にエタノールを浴びせたとされる。男性はその後、火だるまになった状態で近くの電器店に駆け込み……続きは動画で。

News sources: Japan Times, TomoNews Japan
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