Police on Friday arrested a 16-year-old youth for allegedly beating his 76-year-old grandfather to death at their apartment. Police said the boy, who cannot be named because he is a minor, punched his grandfather in the face and stomach for 45 minutes just after noon on Wednesday at their apartment in Marukame City in Kagawa Prefecture.
According to police, the boy left his grandfather for about 20 hours. He called an ambulance on Thursday morning, after his grandfather didn't regain consciousness. He also called police and admitted to the assault. The victim was taken to hospital but died Thursday night.
The suspect was quoted by police as saying, “I had to take care of him, but I got angry because I couldn't make him understand me.” Police said the two live together, but gave no information on the boy' parents.© Japan Today