TOKYO – Japanese police have arrested Ikki Kodukai, a 24-year-old Tokyo graduate student, accused of bursting into a lawyer’s office and cutting off his penis with garden shears before flushing it down a toilet.
The Japan Times website reported Mr.Ikki Kodukai, may have carried out the horrifying act in revenge over his wife’s romantic involvement with the 42-year-old victim.
Police said Kodukai, who was arrested shortly after the alleged attack, punched the unnamed lawyer several times before prying off his pants and then severing his ‘lower body part’ with the shears.
The Japan Times website reported that the attack occurred at about 7.40 this morning. Mr.Ikki Kodukai, said to be a skilled boxer, was arrested shortly afterwards.
A coy Japanese police spokesman said the lawyer’s ‘lower part’ had been severed with shears
Questioned about what he had done with the severed organ, Kodukai is said to have told officers from the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department that he had flushed it down the toilet.
The website said later that Japanese police had admitted that the body part in question was the man’s genitals.
The lawyer, who has not been named, is receiving hospital treatment, but his immediate condition was not known.
Witnesses claimed that although he’d lost a lot of blood, his life was not in any danger.
Writers on the Japan Today comment page reacted with mixed emotions to the story, one saying he felt sorry for the humiliated husband, while another joked that the husband would probably be bound over to keep the piece.