• Kyodo


Public prosecutors on Saturday indicted a junior high school teacher on a charge of confinement resulting in the death of a 12-year-old girl in July after she was found fatally injured on a highway in Kobe.

Ken Fukumoto, 34, is accused of handcuffing first-year junior high school student Noriko Kamiie in his car and, as she tried to escape, causing her to fall from the vehicle onto the highway, where she was hit by a truck on the night of July 24.

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