Police in Kadoma, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of fatally assaulting and robbing a 25-year-old acquaintance in a car parking lot.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 2:15 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the suspect, Yusei Morisaki, and the victim, Tomoyo Nishida, had been drinking at a nearby izakaya before they got into a dispute.
Police said Morisaki beat Nishida about the head and then stole his rucksack containing 40,000 yen in a wallet.
A passerby saw Nishida lying on the ground and called 119. Nishida was taken to hospital where he died of a subacute subdural hematoma shortly after arrival.
Police said Morisaki, accompanied by his mother, turned himself in at a police station at around 8 a.m. Saturday. He was also identified from street surveillance camera footage. Police said he has admitted assaulting Nishida but denied intent to kill him.© Japan Today