Police have arrested a 33-year-old motorcyclist on suspicion of kicking a 66-year-old man to death after an apparent dispute in Osaka's Yodogawa Ward early Saturday morning.
According to police, they received a call at around 1 a.m. from a witness, saying a man on a motorbike had got into an argument with the driver of a car and had started kicking and beating him, NTV reported.
When police arrived at the scene, they found Kenji Kishi lying on the road with severe head injuries. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Police said surveillance camera footage showed the motorcyclist repeatedly kicking Kishi on the ground. A witness was quoted as saying that the assailant was yelling at the man on the ground and and kicking at his head as if it were a soccer ball, NTV reported.
Police said that about 3 p.m. Saturday, the suspect, identified as company employee Yoshitake Yamanaka, turned himself in at a police station, accompanied by family members.
Yamanaka was quoted by police as saying he lost his temper after Kishi's car hit his motorbike. He said he didn't mean to kill Kishi but lost control.© Japan Today