The wife of a 39-year-old Nepalese man who died in March last year while being interrogated by prosecutors filed a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court on Friday, demanding about ¥7 million in damages from the central government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

She has also filed a separate criminal complaint with the police accusing prosecutors of professional negligence.

According to the lawsuit, the Nepalese man, Arjun Bahadur Singh, was arrested in March 2017 for allegedly possessing a credit card that was reported as being lost. After he was taken to a detention center, Singh refused to follow instructions there and threw a futon at an officer, according to police reports.