• Kyodo


A male inmate at Nagoya Prison who died in 2001 after allegedly being assaulted with a high-pressure fire hose by prison officers was found to have severe lacerations deep in his rectum, sources said Thursday.

One of the officers, Mikio Otomaru, 46, identified earlier as a deputy chief warden, was arrested by prosecutors Wednesday on suspicion of causing the inmate’s death.

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