Japanese Found Dead In Newtown Hotel


Kolkata: A Japanese national was found dead at Newtown hotel on Saturday afternoon. Primarily, police suspect a death by heart attack although confirmation could only be had after post-mortem reports come.

The deceased—identified as Yukio Obata (64 years)—had come to the city for a project work at Singur site. Obata, who works for a transportation solution company, had come to Kolkata along with three other colleagues.

They checked in at a four-star hotel in Newtown near Axis Mall and took different rooms. A resident of Noda city in Japan, Obata checked into the hotel on February 3 and was staying at the room number 804 alone. He booked the room till February 18 and went to the project site at Singur a few times, meanwhile.

The body has been sent for autopsy. Police started investigation to nab the accused.