Dozens of times he was heated by his seniors…Former employee of Mitsubishi UFJ subsidiary “shocking reason for re-arrest”.
A man who doused a senior graduate student dozens of times with boiling hot water from an electric kettle, causing him to be severely burned to death, was re-arrested on October 10. On October 24, the man who inflicted the near-death burns on him was re-arrested. The reason for his appalling behavior.
The incident first came to light in the early morning hours of August 28 this year. A strange-looking man was lying on a bench in the deserted early morning of JR Kawasaki Station (Kanagawa Prefecture). He had burns all over his body, the skin on his face was peeling off, and his skin was cruelly sore. The security guard who found him was astonished and called 119, and the man was immediately taken to the hospital, where he received treatment in the intensive care unit for six days and survived.
Arrested on suspicion of assaulting a male acquaintance, Mr. A, was a former employee of Mitsubishi UFJ Information Technology, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Bank. The suspect, Keishi Okumura, 34, a former employee of Mitsubishi UFJ Information Technology, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Bank, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting Mr. A, a male acquaintance.
Mr. A was one of Okumura’s seniors in graduate school. In May of this year, Mr. A approached Mr. Okumura about a work-related problem. Mr. A asked Okumura for money, saying that he had borrowed 2 million yen from an anti-social force and used it to settle the problem.
When Mr. A balked at the demand, the suspect threatened him, saying, “Anti-Social Forces will come to collect the money. When Mr. A balked at the demand, the suspect threatened him, saying, “The Anti-Social Forces will come to collect. Mr. Okumura also sent Mr. A as many as 1,000 messages saying, “You don’t owe us enough money. Mr. A was in a state of brainwashing, although he did not actually owe any money,” said a reporter from a national newspaper.
40% of body burned
On August 27, Okumura said, “Return the money. On August 27, Okumura called Mr. A to a hotel in Shinbashi, Tokyo, via SNS, saying, “Return the money. What took place in the bathroom was a horrific assault.
The suspect made Mr. A get down on all fours and doused him dozens of times over his clothes with boiling water from an electric kettle. Mr. A was doused with boiling water for two hours during his stay at the hotel between 4:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The burns covered 40% of his body. After the crime, Mr. A was in the water bath for a while.
Mr. A left the hotel after being told by Okumura, “You can go home,” and took a rest at the Shibakoen subway station, which is about a 10-minute walk away. He then arrived at JR Kawasaki Station around 8:30 pm. He lay down on a bench and became unconscious as it was. He was found by a security guard patrolling the premises shortly after 2:00 a.m. before dawn the next day.
Mr. A underwent surgery in the intensive care unit and finally regained consciousness about a week later. Okumura, who was dismissed from Mitsubishi UFJ Information Technology on the same day, admitted to pouring boiling water on Mr. A and stated, “I was angry because he kept telling lies. He admitted that he had poured boiling water on the victim.
Mr. A was not the only victim. In another incident that has now become a re-arrest charge, …….
On the day after the crime (August 28), he called Mr. A’s parents at a hotel in Kawasaki City and pressed them, saying, “Mr. A has been assaulted by the yakuza. ‘Mr. A owes money and is being assaulted by the yakuza. Let’s pay him back and make him stop. There is no evidence that Mr. A was assaulted. The suspect tricked the parents into transferring approximately 600,000 yen to his own account.
Okumura is believed to have given a false explanation to the parents before they visited Mr. A, who was undergoing medical treatment. The police are investigating the detailed motive for the crime.
Photographed by： Shinji Hasuo