Woman dies after apparent assault in Shibuya
tokyoreporter.com -- Nov 17
A woman died after what is believed to have been an assault along a highway in Shibuya Ward on Monday, police have revealed, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Nov. 16).

At around 5:00 a.m. a female passerby alerted police. “An elderly woman has collapsed,” the caller said.

Officers arriving at the scene found the woman, believed to be in her 60s, with what appeared to be wounds to the head from an assault.

The woman was confirmed dead at a hospital about one hour later, the Yoyogi Police Station said.

An examination of security camera footage showed the woman is seated at a bus stop along highway Koshu Kaido. A man then appears to strike her in the head with a bag, causing her to fall.

The incident took place about 500 meters from Sasazuka Station. Police are seeking the whereabouts of the man seen in the video on suspicion of manslaughter.

東京・渋谷区の路上で高齢の女性が倒れているのが見つかり、その後に死亡しました。防犯カメラには女性が男に殴られる姿が映っていて、警視庁は傷害致死事件として捜査を始めました。  16日午前5時すぎ、渋谷区幡ケ谷の交差点近くの路上で「高齢の女性が倒れている」と110番通報がありました。女性は約1時間後に死亡が確認されました。捜査関係者によりますと、女性の頭には殴られたような痕があり、近くの防犯カメラには男が袋に包まれた何かで女性を殴る姿が映っていたということです。現場は京王線の笹塚駅から約500メートル離れた甲州街道沿いです。警視庁は傷害致死事件として捜査しています。
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