Altercation between train otaku leaves one with fractured skull, other in custody

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster

Suspect may be saved by his own age.

The idea of train photography seems like an idyllic pastime spent on romantic rural landscapes watching majestic machines glide into their appointed stops. But time and time again, the reality appears to be quite the opposite, with reports of rude behavior as competing photographers shove and curse at each other on packed platforms.

And on 25 April, tensions among the photographing sect of train otaku known as “toritestu” went too far and left one young man with a serious head injury and another in custody for the assault.

The incident

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