Police in Fukuoka have arrested two more men over the death of a 43 year-old-man after a fight between several people on June 3.
The arrest of the two suspects, aged 44 and 43, brings the number arrested in the murder investigation to six, Kyodo News reported. Police on June 4 arrested four men involved in the fight. The four, aged 43, 42, 40 and 36, were all acquainted with Isayama.
The group had been drinking at a nearby pub before the trouble began over what is believed to have been a financial dispute.
A witness called police at around 12:50 a.m. Saturday and said a group of men were arguing on a street about 800 meters from JR Nata Station in Higashi Ward and that one man appeared to have been stabbed, Kyodo News reported. When police arrived, some of the group had left, while others remained with the victim who was on the ground, bleeding from several knife wounds.
The victim, Ryuya Isayama, of unknown occupation, was taken to hospital where he died about one hour later. A blood-stained knife was found near the scene.© Japan Today