Yakuza accused of fatally beating visitor to Hanazono Shrine festival
tokyoreporter.com -- Aug 22
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested three members of a criminal syndicate over the alleged fatal beating of a man in Shinjuku Ward last year, reports TBS News (Aug. 20).

Last November, Satoru Ishikawa, a 33-year-old member of the Sumiyoshi-kai, and the two accomplices are alleged to have beaten Mikihiko Ando, then 41, over the length of his body inside a residence.

The suspects took Ando to a hospital where he was confirmed dead the next day, police said.

The Asakusa Police Station did not reveal whether the suspects admit to allegations of manslaughter.

Prior to the incident, Ando, an employee in the construction industry, was drinking at a festival at Hanazono Shrine with the suspects and other gang members. The suspects then took him to the residence, police said.

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the incident,

including whether the suspects got into a dispute with Ando before arriving at the residence.

東京・新宿区で41歳の男性に対して殴るなどの暴行を加えて死亡させたとして、暴力団組員の男3人が逮捕されました。  指定暴力団住吉会系組員の石川覚容疑者(33)ら3人は去年11月、新宿区の自宅マンションで建設作業員の安藤幹彦さんの全身を殴るなどして死亡させた疑いが持たれています。警視庁によりますと、安藤さんは事件当日、新宿区内の祭りで知り合いの別の組員らと酒を飲んでいたところに石川容疑者らが合流し、その後、マンションに連れていかれたということです。警視庁は認否を明らかにしていません。警視庁は、事件当日に何らかのトラブルになった可能性があるとみて経緯を詳しく調べています。
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