14-year-old Boy Burns Himself To Death

Another news from The Land of the Rising Sun. I just read it on Japan Today. Again picture got nothing to do with this post.

A 14-year-old male junior high school student set himself on fire and died on a Nagoya street in an apparent suicide Friday, police said. Aichi prefectural police received an emergency call from a passerby shortly before 2 a.m. reporting ‘‘what looks like a human being is burning’’ in Moriyama Ward in the central Japan city. The boy was confirmed dead after fire department officials extinguished the blaze.

Police later identified him as a third grader at a Nagoya junior high school. A backpack bearing the student’s name was found nearby with a plastic bottle smelling of kerosene, a lighter and tissue paper, according to police. The incident occurred about 5 kilometers from the boy’s home and no suicide note has been found.