Police in Machida, Tokyo, have arrested a 45-year-old man who sped away in his car with a 23-year-old university student still clinging to the car door.
Police said the driver, Yoshitsugu Yamada, has been charged with manslaughter, after the student, Takashi Sasaki, died from his injuries in hospital, NTV reported Thursday.
According to police, the two men had a heated argument at an intersection at around 3:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Sasaki, who was also driving a car, got out and approached Yamada. The two men argued and Sasaki grabbed the driver's seat door of Yamada's car. With Sasaki still holding onto his car, Yamada sped forward dragging him along for some time, witnesses said.
Sasaki was rushed to the hospital where he died an hour later after sustaining blunt cranial trauma, police said.
Yamada was quoted by police as saying Sasaki was threatening him and he drove away because he was scared, NTV reported.© Japan Today