Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe was shot, and countries including India heard this news with a shock. It was hours before the world’s attention turned to Japan, where the government announced that Shinzo had been taken to hospital after being shot in the chest, but the government declined to release information on his condition.
The news of Shinzo’s death came within minutes of reports that his condition was not critical. The government has confirmed the death of Japan’s beloved leader. The government and the police were initially reluctant to release more information than that he was shot while preaching in a public place. Meanwhile, the news of death came out.
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An investigation team comprising senior officers of the police and intelligence agencies was formed and investigated, but the real reason behind the assailant’s decision to kill Shinzo Abe could not be found. Suya Yemagami, who fired at Shinzo, was arrested from the scene, but the police could not fully understand his motive.
Shinzo Abe arrived in Nara city in eastern Japan for a general election campaign meeting. Shinzo was under heavy security as usual. Party leaders and police were there. More police and security personnel were on site to provide heavy security for the ceremony attended by Shinzo. Just when they thought that not a fly would fly in the area without the police knowing, bullets from a handgun were fired at Shinzo.
Shinzo Abe was speaking when the assailant opened fire from behind the stage. Minutes after the speech began, the unmistakable firing took place. Shinzo Abe, who was shot in the chest and collapsed on stage, was taken to the hospital within minutes by the security team. Shinzo was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Although expert treatment was given, he died soon after. There are unconfirmed reports that Abe suffered a heart attack while undergoing treatment and this is the cause of his death.
The post mortem said Shinzo Abe’s cause of death was a bullet hole in the heart and excessive bleeding. A 90-member team was appointed to investigate the shooting of the former prime minister while standing in the midst of heavy security, putting Japan on the defensive. The reason behind the murder and the security lapse were under the scope of investigation. The investigation team consisted of senior officials of the police and intelligence agencies.
The accused, Thet Suya Yemagami, who was arrested at the scene, was subjected to trial proceedings after undergoing a mental examination. He told the police that he decided to eliminate Abe after realizing that Abe had clear connections with a religious group that he hated and that he was working with this group. But the 42-year-old assailant is not ready to specify which group this is.
But foreign media reports that he killed Shinzo because of his relationship with the South Korea-based Unification Church. The Unification Church claims to be an organization working for world peace and unification. The group has strong roots in South Korea and Japan. Reportedly, the accused told the police that it was his relationship with them that prompted him to kill Shinzo. But Shinzo’s party, the Liberal Democratic Party and the government are not ready to confirm the statement.
Meanwhile, Abe’s death has sparked debate over the Liberal Democratic Party’s closeness to the Unification Church. At the same time, the authorities handed over a petition signed by more than 7,000 people demanding that Tetsuya Yamagami’s sentence be commuted.
Defendant’s mother is a member of the Unification Church. Activities related to the organization led to severe financial crisis. It is reported that the suspect was motivated to commit the murder by the support and association of people like Shinzo Abe. Meanwhile, Japan is still reluctant to release detailed investigation information related to Shinzo’s murder. This case also has the distinction that Shinzo Abe is the sixth prime minister in the history of Japan to be assassinated.
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