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Olympus executive in apparent suicide: reports

21 february 2012, 13:44
©REUTERS/Toru Hanai
©REUTERS/Toru Hanai
A senior executive of scandal-wracked Japanese firm Olympus has been found dead in a children's park outside his flat near New Delhi in an apparent suicide, AFP reports citing Indian media.

Tsutomi Omori, 49, managing director of Olympus Medical Systems in India, was found hanging from iron railings within his luxury apartment complex in Delhi's satellite city of Gurgaon, the Times of India said.

A Gurgaon police officer confirmed the death to AFP, saying that Omori appeared to have committed suicide late on Sunday.

"He lived alone and he left two suicide notes written in Japanese, which we have handed over to the Japan embassy," the police officer said.

According to the Times of India, one of the notes said, "I am sorry for bothering you," while the second note was addressed to his family.

Camera giant Olympus has been at the centre of a massive financial scandal, with Tokyo prosecutors investigating the role of senior management in falsifying financial statements to cover up $1.7 billion in losses.

The company's former president, vice president and auditor were among the executives arrested earlier this month for their alleged role in the scheme.

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