Police in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture, have arrested two women on suspicion of the attempted murder of a male employee at a beauty salon and residence.
The suspects, Kazumi Sakamoto, a 44-year-old junior high school teacher, and Miki Takayama, a 53-year-old employee of a beauty salon, are suspected of beating the 45-year-old employee of the salon with a stone multiple times while he was asleep in the bedroom of the residence of the salon at around 4:30 a.m., on Sunday, Fuji TV reported.
The man suffered injuries to his head and left hand, police said.
The suspects have admitted to the charge. According to police, the two women and the man have known each other for over 10 years. Police believe there was financial trouble among them.