8th July 2022
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has expressed deep distress on the attack on Japan Ex PM, Abe Shinzo.
The Prime Minister tweeted;
“Deeply distressed by the attack on my dear friend Abe Shinzo. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and the people of Japan.”
Deeply distressed by the attack on my dear friend Abe Shinzo. Our thoughts and prayers are with him, his family, and the people of Japan.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2022
Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot at while he was addressing an election rally in the city of Nara on Friday.
As reported in NHK World, Abe was making a speech for an election campaign in Nara City. He collapsed at around 11: 30 a.m., after people on the scene heard what sounded like a gun going off twice. Later he showed no life signs.
Police arrested 41-year-old Yamagami Tetsuya in Nara City for allegedly attempting murder.
Abe was transferred by medevac to Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara City in the prefecture. Police say Abe appears to have been shot from behind.
Abe is the Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister who served from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He stepped down in 2020 citing health reasons.