Police have arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of assault after he beat a 15-year-old girl with an extendable baton in front of JR Utsunomiya Station in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture. The girl had been assisting a woman who became sick and vomited while aboard a bus.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 6:50 p.m. on Monday in front of JR Utsunomiya Station, Fuji TV reported. Police said Yuta Taguchi, a self-professed company worker, was riding on the same bus as the girl and the woman, who became ill and vomited on him. When the girl escorted the sick woman off the bus and into the station to assist her to get some water, Taguchi followed them and hit the girl with a baton.
The girl sustained a one-inch cut along her forehead.
Police said Taguchi has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he got angry after seeing the girl act kindly toward the woman.© Japan Today