A woman in Osaka has died after being forcefully restrained by police, it has been revealed.
According to police, they were called to a home in Sakai on Nov 9 at around 7 p.m. following reports that a 40-year-old woman had become violent and uncontrollable, TBS reported Thursday. Police arrived at the property to find the woman sitting by the front door, shouting and throwing toys.
Two officers reportedly forced the woman to the ground face down and held her arms and legs. However, when the woman continued to struggle, she was handcuffed and a third officer sat on her back with his legs astride her, TBS reported.
Reports say the woman was kept in this position for around 20 minutes, before she eventually lost consciousness. She was taken to hospital where she died five days later on Wednesday.
Police say an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances at the scene of the arrest and the cause of the woman's death.© Japan Today