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Japan rescuers expand search for boy left in woods

world Updated: May 31, 2016 08:46 IST

TOKYO: Japanese rescuers scoured the thick forest on Monday in search of a seven-yea-old boy whose parents left him in mountain woods inhabited by bears as a punishment, in a case that has infuriated the public. The parents originally told police the boy got lost on Saturday while they were hiking — but later admitted they had left him in the forest to punish him. About 180 rescuers and police officers widened the search area on Monday, mobilising sniffer dogs and horses to go deeper into the woodlands.

First Published: May 31, 2016 08:46 IST