A 68 year old Japanese man has caused disconcert after flushing the ashes of his dead wife down a supermarket toilet.
Shocked employees were forced to call authorities after they came across ashes, human bone fragments, including a chin in a toilet bowl at the store in Tokyo.
After outcry of the incident made the rounds the man relented and turned himself, confessing he had dumped his spouse’s remains immediately after she was cremated last month.
According to local reports the man had been unhappy in his marriage and had felt growing resentment towards his wife over the years.
Offered the man whose name has not been publicly released: ‘I had hatred mounting against her. Life was such a pain before she died.’
His wife died at the age of 64 after an illness.
A Tokyo police spokesman said prosecutors are considering whether to charge him with abandoning a human body, as ashes can only be scattered in approved locations.
At present it is not necessarily understood why the man chose to dispose of his dead spouse’s ashes at the supermarket.I
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