Big news has come out of the deadly attack on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday. The attacker opened fire on him during a meeting in Nara town. The bullet hit directly in his chest. Due to this, he fell unconscious on the spot.
After that the police immediately rushed him to the hospital, where his condition is said to be critical. Police have so far taken one suspect into custody in connection with the incident.
While giving a speech, Abe suddenly fell down from the stage.
According to Japanese media reports, Shinzo Abe was addressing people at a gathering in Nara city. At the same time he suddenly fell down from the stage.
When people handled him, blood was seen flowing from his chest. After this he was directly taken to the hospital.
Police say that the people present at the spot had heard a gunshot-like sound during the meeting. At present, one suspect has been taken into custody in the case.
There is a possibility of being attacked with a sniper rifle
According to Japan’s NHK World News , Abe had gone to the city of Nara, located near the historic city of Kyoto, to attend an event. This part falls in western Japan. Abe was giving a speech in this city when he collapsed.
According to the report, Abe is likely to be attacked with a sniper rifle (capable of long range targets). He has got two bullets. One of them went out piercing his chest.
Abe had a heart attack after being shot
Police said Abe also had a heart attack after being shot. This made his condition very serious. The team of doctors is keeping an eye on him.
After preliminary investigation, the attacker Yamagami Tetsuya, 41, was arrested on charges of attempt to murder, police said. A gun has also been recovered from the spot. The possibility of involvement of other attackers in this incident also cannot be ruled out.
Upper House elections to be held in Japan on Sunday
Elections to the Upper House will be held in Japan on Sunday. All the parties are running campaign for this. In this episode, Shinge Abe also reached the city of Nara to address the people, but there someone suddenly attacked him.
Abe resigned as Prime Minister in August 2020
Let us tell you that Abe resigned from the post of Prime Minister in August 2020 due to health reasons . On that occasion, he had also apologized to the people of the country for not performing his duty.
He has been battling ulcerative colitis (a disease related to the digestive system) for a long time. Due to this illness, he had to leave the post of Prime Minister for some time in 2007 as well. He is a very simple person.
WATCH: Bystanders rush to help former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after he is shotpic.twitter.com/vgk7fn323p
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Abe has a close friendship with Prime Minister Modi
Let us tell you that Abe has been the longest-serving prime minister of Japan. He has a close friendship with the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi . Prime Minister Modi and Shinzo Abe have remembered each other on several occasions.
Last year, India also honored Abe with the Padma Vibhushan. Before resigning from the post of Prime Minister, he had to face criticism for the way he dealt with the corona virus epidemic.
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