Ibaraki Police Arrest Vietnam Man for Attempted Murder


Mito, Ibaraki Pref., Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--The Ibaraki prefectural police Monday arrested a 21-year-old Vietnamese man on suspicion of trying to murder a 73-year-old woman at a house in Ibaraki Prefecture, eastern Japan.

Hiroko Osato was heavily injured in the incident, which occurred at her house in the town of Yachiyo last month. At the house, her husband, Isao, 76, was murdered.

The suspect is Nguyen Dinh Hai, an agricultural technical trainee living near the house. The police believe he knows something about the death of the husband.

Nguyen is suspected of breaking into the house around 3:10 a.m. Aug. 24 (6:10 p.m. Aug. 23 GMT) and attempted to murder Hiroko by stubbing her in the abdomen and elsewhere.

The police did not disclose whether Nguyen admitted to the allegations.

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