Tokyo ordered to pay damages for detained Nepalese man's death


NHK -- Mar 18
The Tokyo government has been ordered to pay damages over the death of a Nepalese man in custody, but his family took issue with the amount because it factors in foreign law.

Arjun Bahadur Singh was arrested six years ago, on allegations the 39-year-old possessed another person's credit card. Officers tied Singh's hands and feet with belts and ropes at a police station. The restraints were partly removed while he was being questioned by prosecutors. He then lost consciousness and later died at a hospital.

Singh's wife had been seeking about 450,000 dollars in compensation. She cited an opinion by medical experts that the restraints caused necrosis, producing an excessive amount of potassium that killed him when it suddenly circulated throughout his body.

The Tokyo District Court ruled that restraining Singh was not illegal. But it said officials failed to bring him to the hospital quickly enough even though his hands were swollen and it was obvious that blood flow had been blocked. ...continue reading

Mar 18 (TBS NEWS) - ネパール国籍のシン・アルジュン・バハドゥールさん(当時39歳)は2017年、警視庁新宿警察署に留置中に「戒具」と呼ばれるベルト型の手錠などで拘束され、その後死亡しました。  ...continue reading

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