A 17-year-old boy was found dead hanging from a park slide in Konosu City on Sunday morning, police said Monday. Police received a call at about 2 a.m. from a university student on his way home who saw the boy. Police rushed to the scene and found the second year high school boy hanging by a bag strap which was tied to the handrail of the slide.
Police said the boy had left home on Jan 29 after an argument with his father. The father told police he scolded his son for being too passive and meek and that he should be more active and assertive. The boy didn’t come home that night and the father notified police on Friday. Police have not yet determined where the boy spent Saturday.
The principal of the high school said he was a quiet boy who kept a low profile, and that he was not bullied.© News reports