Tokyo District Court ordered govt to pay damages for death of arrested Nepalese man

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office

The Tokyo District Court yesterday ordered the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to pay damages of around ¥1 million ($7,500) over the 2017 death of a Nepalese man. Arjun Bahadur Singh aged 39 died while being interrogated by prosecutors.

However, Arjun’s family had sought ¥61.82 million in damages from the metropolitan government and the state. The wife of Arjun had filed a lawsuit in the Tokyo District Court.

Arjun was arrested on March 14, 2017, on suspicion of stealing lost property and was secured with restraining equipment that bound his hands and stomach the following day, according to the ruling.

The restraints were partially removed and he was escorted to the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office the same day, but he had fallen unconscious during interrogation. He had been subsequently taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

Courtesy : The Japan Times