Police have arrested three girls on suspicion of physically assaulting a 16-year-old girl. The suspects filmed the abuse and later posted it on YouTube.
According to police, the video posted on YouTube last December shows the victim being repeatedly hit in the face and kicked and punched in the stomach while the three perpetrators, aged 14, 17 and 19, continue to verbally insult her, Fuji TV reported.
The video was filmed in a park near Ikebukuro station in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward, where the group often used to hang out together, police said.
The 16-year-old suffered injuries that required two weeks of treatment to heal, Fuji TV reported.
The three assailants were quoted by police as saying that the assault was triggered by the 16-year-old girl becoming close to the boyfriend of the 14-year-old leader of the group.
Source: Japan Today Video and image: ANN