Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan assassinated

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Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, passed away on Friday, hours after being shot by Yamagami Tetsuya, a 41-year-old man, while running for office in Nara, Japan. At 12.20 p.m. (local time), Shinzo Abe was brought to the hospital, and at 5.03 p.m., he was pronounced dead. He had no vital signs and was in cardiac arrest. Both his neck and chest have been shot. According to sources, one bullet looked to have entered through his left shoulder.

Shinzo Abe, 67, was shot from behind a few minutes into his address. He was running for office in the Sunday election for the upper chamber of parliament. Shinzo Abe slumped and began bleeding after two gunshots, according to witnesses.

He suffered from cardiac arrest as he was being shot. His hand was on his chest as he passed out. On the spot, a heart massage was provided to him. Shinzo Abe was then transported to a hospital for emergency care but his heart had stopped and he was not breathing. According to rescue personnel, Abe had a wound and was bleeding on the right side of his neck. His left chest reportedly has internal bleeding as well.

Since Shinzo Abe was being revived, his death was not officially pronounced. According to reports, he received a significant blood transfusion before being pronounced dead.

After Shinzo Abe was attacked, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Cabinet members went back to Tokyo. The event was denounced by Fumio Kishida as “dastardly and cruel.” The person who killed Abe, Yamagami Tetsuya, is said to have worked with the Maritime Self Defence Force for three years, up until about 2005.

The murderer was quickly apprehended since he made no attempt to depart the scene. According to reports, he may have utilised a homemade weapon. He admitted to the investigators that he didn’t like Abe.

The act caused Prime Minister Narendra Modi great sorrow, he said.

Shehzad Poonwalla, the national spokesman for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), also voiced his sadness, saying, “I am distressed to hear the terrible news emanating from Japan about former PM Shinzo Abe. Shinzo Abe has been a true friend of India & my prayers are with his family, friends, supporters and people of Japan.”

Shinzo Abe has a solid connection with India while serving as Japan’s longest-serving prime leader. He has also received praise for fostering ties with India and reviving them by being the first Japanese prime leader to travel to India four times.

In addition, he received India’s Padma Vibhushan in 2021 for his “extraordinary and outstanding service” in the sphere of public affairs, making him just the second Japanese recipient following former Defense Minister Hosei Norota in 2001. This honour is the country’s second-highest civilian honour.