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14-year-old who stabbed schoolmate in Japan held "grudge" against victim

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  • 송고시간 2021-11-26 02:10
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Students leave school as a police officer stands guard at Jushiyama Junior High School in Yatomi, Aichi Prefecture, on Wednesday. (Photo by= KYODO)

[Asia News = Reporter Reakkana] NAGOYA: Japanese investigative sources say that a 14-year-old boy who stabbed to death a fellow student at a junior high school in central Japan on Wednesday said he had troubles with the victim and held a grudge against him, Kyodo reported.

The alleged attacker, whose name has been withheld for being a minor, also told investigators he bought a 20-centimeter-long kitchen knife online in advance, the sources said Thursday. He is believed to have used it to stab Yuzuki Ito, also 14, in the stomach. The attack took place at Jushiyama junior high school in Yatomi, Aichi Prefecture, at around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Ito died due to hemorrhagic shock later that day.


Police arrested the suspect, who’s admitted to stabbing Ito, on Wednesday and sent him to prosecutors on Thursday over the murder. Investigators were questioning other students to determine whether the suspect has been truthful in the information he's given to the police. The two students weren’t in the same third-year class at the school and belonged to different extracurricular clubs. But they’re in the same class during their second year and went to the same elementary school. On Wednesday, the local education board said that it hadn’t been made aware of any trouble between the two boys and will establish an independent committee to ascertain what led to the incident.