An 18-year-old youth has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder after he allegedly hit a 16-year-old girl in the head with a baseball bat.
According to police, the attack took place in Iida City, Nagano Prefecture, at around 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday while the girl was walking to school. TV Asahi quoted witnesses as saying that the youth hit the girl in the back of the head with a metallic bat. The boy was quoted by police as saying he attacked the girl with the intention of killing her.
The victim sustained minor injuries in the attack. According to police, the girl claims she did not know her attacker.© Japan Today