Elsewhere In The World: 7-Year-Old Japanese Boy Missing After Being Left In Bear-Infested Woods As Punishment

- By Bossip Staff


Boy Missing In Bear Infested Woods

A Japanese boy’s shocking story is making international headlines. A 7-year-old has been missing for two days after his parents shunned him to bear-infested woods for his misbehavior.

CNN reports:

Rescue teams are searching for a seven-year-old boy missing for two days on a mountain range in Japan, after his parents abandoned him “as punishment.”

The area near Nanae-cho, Hokkaido, in the country’s north, is known to be home to wild bears.
The boy, Yamato Tanooka first went missing at around 4 p.m. local time (3 a.m. ET) on Saturday, according to a spokesman for the Hokkaido Prefectural Police.
He said police had received an emergency call from his parents at around 6 p.m., and were initially told that the boy had gone missing while on a day trip to the area with his parents and sister to collect wild vegetables.
The parents later admitted to police they had left the boy alone in the mountains while on the way home to punish him for throwing stones at passing cars and people.
The boy’s father suggested the family had hesitated in reporting him missing because of the circumstances surrounding his disappearance.
“I was not able to ask for (a search) with a reason of punishment,” he told TV Asahi. “I thought it might be taken as a domestic violence.”

Wow, epitome of bad parents???


They must feel terrible…


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