A male detainee has been found dead in his cell at a detention center of Kawaguchi police station in Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, the 39-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of physical assault on Dec 6, was found dead just past 6 a.m. on Saturday in his cell, Fuji TV reported. The man’s cellmate had called out to a guard that he was not breathing. A doctor was called and the man was confirmed dead at the scene.
Police said there were no visible signs of trauma on the body.
Two hours prior to the inmate’s death, a guard stated that he checked on the man and did not notice any changes in his behavior or any signs of illness. On Friday night, the man had complained of a stomach ache.
Officials said an autopsy will be held to determine the cause of the man’s death.© Japan Today