Vietnam asks Japan to clarify allegation on murder of Vietnamese citizen


At the scene of the case. - Courtesy of Asahi

HANOI: Vietnam’s representative agencies in Japan have asked local authorities to speed up investigations into the case of a Vietnamese citizen who was alleged to be murdered in Higashiomi city of Japan's Shiga Prefecture on Feb 26, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The case is under investigation and Japanese police have arrested a suspect, the ministry said on March 1.

Along with coordinating with local authorities in clarifying the case, Vietnamese representative offices in Japan have worked with relevant agencies at home to identify the victim and contact the family of the deceased to prepare for his funeral in line with the law of Vietnam and Japan, it added. — VNA/VNS

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