Police said Monday that a 13-year-old girl who was hit by a train in Zama, Kanagawa Prefecture, is believed to have committed suicide as a result of bullying.
The girl was hit by a train at a crossing in Zama while heading home from her school in Tokyo at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. Police arrived at the scene and found a suicide note in her bag that made reference to her having been bullied at school, TBS reported.
The girl’s school reportedly told police that her father had sought a consultation in November to discuss the issue of bullying. An investigative commission convened on Sunday to discuss bullying and to question the students named in the girl’s note.