A 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after he dropped a 5-year-old girl from the second floor of a sports center in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Monday night.
According to police, the incident occurred around 6:15 p.m at the Mihara Region Plaza. The boy, who had finished swimming at the center, grabbed the girl on the first floor, carried her up the stairs to the second floor and then dropped her back down to the first floor six meters below, Fuji TV reported.
An employee saw the girl hit the first floor and called 119. The boy remained at the scene and was taken into custody by police. He was quoted by police as saying the girl, whom he did not know, clung to him, and he got angry.
Police said the boy, who attends a special needs school, told them he was sorry for what he had done. They said his parents told them that he does not like to be touched.
The girl suffered a broken jaw and other injuries but is in a stable condition in hospital, police said Tuesday. Her father was in the gym at the time of the incident.© Japan Today