A high school boy in Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, has died after allegedly being beaten by two older students, police said Wednesday.
The deceased, who has been named as 15-year-old Shota Hirayama, was attacked by two 16-year-old boys in a park in Sakai on Monday, police allege. TBS quoted officers as saying that Hirayama fell unconscious following the attack and later died from his injuries. Doctors believe the cause of death to have been a subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Police say Hirayama's attackers, who are students at a vocational school, were in the year above him at junior high school and were acquainted with their victim, TBS reported. Police quoted the suspects as saying they beat Hirayama because "he was being disrespectful."© Japan Today