Gang of 6 beats boy his over failure to 'greet'
tokyoreporter.com -- May 20
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested one man and five boys in the beating of another male youth at a park in Arakawa Ward after the victim did not show them respect, reports TV Asahi.

On May 12, Yukiya Terada, a 20-year-old scaffolding worker, and the five boys, aged between 16 and 18, allegedly beat the face of the boy, 15, with their hands. The victim, a first-year high school student, suffered injuries that were expected to take one week to heal.

Terada and the other suspects, who have been charged with assault, admit to the allegations. "He doesn't greet his seniors," police quoted Terada, who used the word sempai to describe the elder status of the suspects relative to the victim. "We did it because of his brazen behavior."

Prior to the crime, the suspects kidnapped the boy. After arrival at the park, the suspects took turns in assaulting the victim, each spending one minute in beating him.

東京・荒川区の公園で15歳の男子高校生の頭や顔などを殴ってけがをさせたとして、20歳の男と少年5人が逮捕されました。 寺田佑輝哉容疑者と少年5人は12日、荒川区内の公園で都内の高校に通う15歳の男子高校生の頭や顔などを素手で殴り、けがをさせた疑いが持たれています。
News sources: tokyoreporter.com, ANNnewsCH
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