• Kyodo


Police in Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, said Tuesday they were questioning four youths in connection with the burning death of a physically disabled, homeless man there last October.

Two of the youths, both 16, had already been in police custody on a separate allegation of extortion. They were quoted by police as saying they had been in a foul mood on the day in question and threw a Molotov cocktail at the man, who had been living with two other people on the riverbank in the city, knowing he would not be able to run away.

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