A gang of teenagers has been arrested for torturing a girl to death over 4 days for gossiping about them, subsequently hitting upon the idea of draining the body of its blood in an effort to avoid detection, supposedly inspired by a similar method used in the manga “Case Closed.”
The victim, a 15-year-old girl identified as “Kim,” was found floating in a river wrapped in a blanket.
Police found that eight days prior she was abducted by 5 fellow gang members, also aged 15, and taken to the home of a female leader, where she was held captive and tortured to death over a 4 day period.
The reason for the kidnapping and beating was apparently to teach her a lesson – she had reportedly been heard making heinous remarks about the gang, saying one member in particular was “very badly behaved.”
Upon her “accidental” death, as the gang asserts, an associate proposed to drain the girl’s body of its blood, thus making the cadaver lighter and easier to carry – a concept that one of the gang members says he lifted from Detective Conan (“Case Closed”).
They transported her blood-drained body to the river using a taxi, telling the driver that they were carrying a statue for school-related reasons.
The body was sunk to a watery grave by using a blanket and bricks, though it would only be another 4 days before their secret floated to the surface.
Police roundly condemn the parents for failing to raise their children responsibly:
“[The ringleader's] parents were away for more than a month. The family and society’s negligence led to this outrageously hideous crime.”