CRIME

Tokyo Man Allegedly Severs Wife's Lover's Penis, Flushes It

The attacker is thought to have acted out of revenge

A Tokyo graduate student is charged with inflicting bodily harm after he allegedly cut off a romantic rival's penis and flushed it down a toilet. 

Ikki Kotsugai, 24, barged into a law office in the city's Minato Ward on Thursday morning and repeatedly punched his wife's 42-year-old lover in the face in front of colleagues, police said.

Local media reports that Kotsugai may have acted out of revenge over his wife’s romantic involvement with the victim, according to AFP.

Once the victim was dazed, Kotsugai allegedly ripped off the other man's pants and snipped off his penis with a pair of garden shears. 

"I cut off his genitalia and flushed them down a toilet," Kotsugai told police, according to local reports. 

Kotsugai is a former boxer at the university, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. 

The victim is recovering from his injuries, which were not life-threatening.

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