Two more students have been arrested over the death of a student in Hitachiota City, Ibaraki Prefecture, bringing the total number of arrests in the case to five, police said.
Three students were initially arrested on manslaughter charges over the death of their 17-year-old classmate Hiromi Onose last month. Sankei Shimbun reported Saturday that two more students from Naka City were arrested on Friday.
According to police, the boys punched Onose in the face and beat him about the head in the parking lot of a supermarket at around 2:40 a.m. on June 28. Onose died of his injuries on July 2.
After police arrested Onose's three classmates, one of them told police about the other two boys and their involvement in the assault.
The two students from Naka have told police they were there when Onose was being beaten, but insisted they didn't participate in the assault.© Japan Today