As a sign of respect for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was killed on July 8, the national tricolor was flown at half-mast on July 9 at Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan, and Parliament House. The unfortunate death of Abe shocked PM Narendra Modi. "I am shocked and saddened beyond words at the tragic demise of one of my dearest friends, Shinzo Abe," tweeted PM Modi.
Tetsuya Yamagami, a 41-year-old Nara City resident, has been confirmed as the suspect detained for shooting former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on July 8. A gun was recovered by police. The offender did not attempt to flee when the cops were apprehending him. Until roughly 2005, Abe's assailant worked for the Maritime Self Defence Force. Yamagami informed the police that he had hatred toward Abe and wanted to kill him.
Courtesy: Zee news
Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe fell unconscious after being attacked by unidentified men in Western Japan's Nara City. As per local media reports, gunshots were heard and Abe was found unconscious on July 8. The police arrested the attacker, who targeted the former PM from behind when Abe was giving a stump speech on the streets of the city. Further details behind the attack are awaited.