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A company executive was arrested Thursday in Shikoku for allegedly incinerating and disposing of his 70-year-old father’s body, with authorities suspecting foul play in the man’s death, police have said.

Takashi Hayashida, 29, is suspected of unlawfully disposing of the body of his father, Akira, at his home in Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, between Oct. 30 and Wednesday. Hayashida is said to have admitted to the charge.

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