Police in Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, have arrested five men, ranging in age from their 20s to 40s, on suspicion of fatally assaulting their 38-year-old male colleague on the company’s premises.
According to police, Takamasa Oyokawa, 30, who lives in Ichinoseki City, was arrested Wednesday along with four male work colleagues living in Oshu and Ichinoseki, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the five men are accused of punching and kicking their colleague, Yoshiro Mita, at their construction company site just past 6 p.m. on Monday. The victim was taken to hospital where he died at around 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
Police said the five men have admitted to the charge but have so far not discussed the cause of the trouble between them.© Japan Today