The Juvenile Investigation Division of Kanagawa prefectural police has arrested six high school students from a Yokohama municipal high school on suspicion of beating up a 15-year-old boy.
The victim is unconscious and remains in critical condition following the beating, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the six boys, all aged 16, assaulted the junior high school student at a park in Yokohama between 7:30 p.m. and 11:20 p.m. on Jan 4.
The victim, who lives in Seya Ward, was repeatedly punched and kicked in the face and body. He suffered an acute subdural hematoma from severe internal bleeding in his brain.
According to the Juvenile Investigation Division, four of the six suspects are members of a local motorcycle gang called the “Tsurumi Family,” that operates out of Yokohama’s Tsurumi Ward. Investigators believe the 15-year-old victim might have gotten in trouble with the gang after falsely telling other people he was a member of the gang.
Police said the six suspects, who were arrested on Tuesday, have admitted to the charge.© Japan Today