Seven high school students face charges over the suicide of a classmate in Kasuga, Fukuoka Prefecture, last November.
According to police, 18-year-old Isao Yamaguchi wrote a long letter on his mobile phone, describing his experiences with bullying at the private school he attended between Oct 1 and mid-November, and named the individuals responsible, NTV reported Friday. He finished the message by writing "I will never forgive them."
Shortly thereafter on Nov 14, Yamaguchi jumped to his death from atop a building.
Using the letter left by Yamaguchi and acting on a complaint from his parents, police summoned the seven students named and questioned them regarding their treatment of Yamaguchi.
Police said the students repeatedly beat Yamaguchi by kicking and hitting him, and during cooking class, they shoved a still boiling hot egg into his mouth, as well as beat him on the head with hard stale bread.
Police quoted the students as saying they were just teasing Yamaguchi and that they were sorry if it led to his suicide, NTV reported.© Japan Today