Man allegedly cut off lawyer's genitals over wife's affair

TOKYO • Japanese police have arrested a man accused of bursting into a lawyer's office and cutting off his penis with garden shears before flushing it down a toilet.

Local media reports said Tokyo graduate student Ikki Kodukai, 24 , may have acted out of revenge over his wife's romantic involvement with the 42-year-old victim.

Police said the accused, who was arrested shortly after the alleged attack, punched the unnamed lawyer several times before pulling off his trousers and then severing his "lower body part" with the shears.

He told the police that he "flushed what was severed down the toilet", adding that the injuries were not life-threatening.

A Tokyo police spokesman confirmed that the body part in question was the victim's genitals.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2015, with the headline 'Man allegedly cut off lawyer's genitals over wife's affair'. Print Edition | Subscribe