Police in Hiroshima have arrested a 20-year-old man on suspicion of killing a 19-year-old employee of Mazda Motor Co, who was found dead in the company dormitory in Minami Ward on Sept 14. The suspect, Suguru Kamikawa, also a Mazda employee, lived on the 7th floor of the company dorm -- the same as the victim, Kyohei Sugano.
According to police, Kamikawa has admitted to the crime and said he killed Sugano by beating him with a fire extinguisher at around 3:30 p.m. on Sept 14, Fuji TV reported Saturday. Sugano's body was found by another dorm resident on the emergency exit stairwell on the second floor at around 4:15 p.m.
Police investigations subsequently learned that on the same morning after he and Kamikawa finished their overnight shift, Sugano had withdrawn 1.2 million from his bank account. Street surveillance camera footage showed Sugano getting in and out of Kamikawa's car to use several ATMS where he withdrew the money.
Police quoted Kamikawa as saying he had killed Sugano after an argument and then stole the money and the victim's smartphone, which eh threw away. However, he has kept silent on what he did with the stolen money,
Sugano and Kamikawa both joined Mazda in April, 2015.© Japan Today