The Metropolitan Police Department on April 7 placed six ultra-leftists on a nationwide wanted list on suspicion of trespassing and stealing copies of prosecution depositions on a 15-year-old boy charged with murdering two children in Kobe early last year.

Police suspect the six members of the Revolutionary Marxist faction (Kakumaruha), a group of radical activists, unlawfully entered a Hyogo prefectural hospital in Kobe where a doctor who had conducted psychiatric tests on the boy worked. Police suspect the six stole copies of prosecution depositions that the doctor had received from prosecutors.

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