Police have arrested a man for allegedly attempting to threaten and blackmail a 17-year-old boy who later committed suicide.
According to police, the Nagoya high school student committed suicide on Sept 27 by hanging himself on the rooftop of the apartment building in which he lived. TBS reported Wednesday that a police investigation revealed the boy had been emailed by 22-year-old Aichi resident Norihiro Horii, who allegedly threatened him and demanded 100,000 yen in cash. Acquaintances of the youth also testified that the boy came to school with bruises on his face three days before his death.
Police say it is likely Horii's threats were one of the reasons for the boy's suicide and that Horii is to be charged with attempted blackmail.© Japan Today