Ikki Kotsugai from Tokyo committed a horrific crime against the affair partner of his wife.
The 24-year-old was a boxer and law student at Keio University Law School in Minato, Tokyo when his life changed. He was misled by his wife to believe that she was forced to sleep with her boss at the law firm she was working at.
In the morning of August 13, 2015, Ikki burst into the 42-year old lawyer’s office and repeatedly punched him until he was barely conscious. Once incapacitated, he pried off his pants and severed his penis with garden shears.
He then flushed the body part down the communal toilet.
According to Sankei Shimbun, Ikki found out only afterwards that his wife had lied, and that her relationship with the 42-year old lawyer was fully consensual.
He was sentenced to four years and six months in jail for his violent crime, with the judge calling his actions “extremely dangerous and vicious.”
An irreparable injury has been sustained [due to the] extremely dangerous and vicious [crime he committed].
— Judge Kazunori Karei
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