Japanese man dragged to death for 3 kilometers


TOKYO — A Japanese man was struck by a car and dragged to his death for three kilometres (two miles) through the bustling heart of Osaka city, police said Tuesday. The station wagon ploughed into Gentaro Suzuki, 30, right in front of the western metropolis’s central Osaka Station before dawn, a police spokesman said.

Suzuki had reportedly been staggering drunk with a friend across the road.

His clothing got hooked to the car, which dragged him through the crowded area for three kilometres, leaving a trail of blood on the road, police said. His mangled body finally fell on to the ground as the car disappeared. The motorist remains at large.