A teenage boy confined in a Juvenile Classification Home in Akishima in western Tokyo committed suicide in his room.
According to the facility, a guard was making rounds when he found the minor with his pajama sleeves wrapped like a noose around his neck and hanging from the washbasin at around 4:15 a.m. on Monday, Sankei Shimbun reported. He was taken to hospital and died at around 6:25 a.m., police said.
The boy was the sole occupant of the room, officials said.
Hideoki Okabe, deputy director of the facility, said, "This is very unfortunate. We will work hard to strengthen our patrol measures and better understand the feelings of juvenile offenders in our custody.”© Japan Today