Man Arrested for Allegedly Killing Pregnant Girlfriend in Tokyo


Tokyo, July 7 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a 43-year-old company employee for allegedly murdering his pregnant girlfriend in her apartment in Tokyo's Nerima Ward in March this year.

Ken Takahashi is suspected of killing Nozomi Narita, a 37-year-old corporate worker, by choking her in the apartment in the early hours of March 12. He had promised to marry her without telling her he was already married.

Takahashi, who lives in the city of Soka in neighboring Saitama Prefecture, has admitted to the murder charges, saying that he killed Narita by using a rope he brought with him to strangle her.

Tokyo's Metropolitan Police Department suspects that Takahashi got into trouble with Narita over their marriage plan and tried to make the murder look like suicide.

The police ruled out suicide as Takahashi had given false explanations to police officers. Also, an examination of Narita's body found signs that she may have been murdered.

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