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Fukuoka: Girl suffers broken feet after 3 teens coerce her to leap from bridge

in Kurume City
Fukuoka police have arrested three teens for forcing a girl to leap from a bridge in Kurume City (TBS News)

FUKUOKA (TR) – Fukuoka Prefectural Police have arrested three teenagers for allegedly coercing a 16-year-old girl to jump off a bridge in Kurume City, resulting in fractures to her feet, reports TBS News (Jan. 24).

At around 2 a.m. on January 5, two boys, aged 16 and 19, and a 15-year-old girl allegedly coerced the girl to jump from the pedestrian bridge, located in front of Nishitetsu Kurume Station, and onto the ground below, a drop of 6 meters.

The girl suffered broken bones in both of her heels, according to police.

The younger sister of the victim and the 15-year-old girl had experienced problems related to money, police said. On the day of the incident, the 15-year-old girl summoned the victim in place of her sister.

In committing the crime, the three suspects reportedly threatened the girl, saying that they would harm her family. “Helplessly, I jumped off,” the girl said.

Police apprehended the suspects after receiving a report from a witness.