4 teenagers arrested over death of acquaintance
Four 16-year-old boys have been arrested for manslaughter after they allegedly beat to death a 16-year-old acquaintance in Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward on Monday morning.
The boy, who has been named as Yuji Nakahashi, was beaten up between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. Monday near the entrance to a welfare center, TBS reported. According to emergency services, one of the boy’s attackers telephoned for an ambulance, claiming to have found Nakahashi lying unconscious on the ground near a public facility.
During questioning, one of the boys was quoted by police as saying, “He was avoiding us, so we got angry and beat him up.”