Japanese Teenager Bullied into Suicide
They say practice makes perfect. What if you were told to practice your own suicide?
Unfortunately for a 13-year-old Japanese boy, he was forced to do so daily. Bullied, the boy, whose name was not released, was forced to practice his own suicide. Then, eventually, he really did take his own life.
The teenager jumped from an apartment building in Otsu, central Japan. He was found dead last October 11, lying lifeless near his home.
After the incident, the school received bomb threats.
A local police officer said, “The school called police Monday after receiving a threat in the mail, which demanded pupils and teachers involved in the bullying to publicly apologize.”
A number of students witnessed how the boy was bullied.
Witnesses said that he was beaten in a washroom, and forced to shoplift, put a dead sparrow in his mouth, and even eat dead bees.
Just imagine what the poor boy had to endure every day.
They even said that their teacher knew about the problem, but did not take actions to stop the bullying.
The boy’s parents are trying to sue three students, their parents, and the Otsu Municipal Government, amounting to almost 77.2 million yen (approximately US$966,235).