According to The Times of India and initial police reports from in and around the area, the 49 year-old Japanese born Managing Director of Olympus India, Tsutomi Omori, has died in an apparent suicide near his apartment complex in Sushant Lok, Gurgaon India.
The unfortunate news broke when Ram Kumar, a gardener for Ikon Apartments, found Omori hanging from a wall bordering a small park near his home. Although an official statement from Olympus has yet to surface, initial reports indicate that a suicide note was found with Omori’s body, stating he was “ashamed of his acts” and “wanted to end his life and no one else was responsible for this.”
Further confirming these revelations comes word from East Gurgaon Deputy Commissioner of Police, Maheshwar Dayal, in which he stated:
We are investigating the case from all angles and are urging the overseas nationals to have faith on police. If they have any problem, they can inform and take help of police. In a suicide note, it was written that he is responsible for his death and ashamed of his steps. We are waiting for the postmortem report… – Maheshwar Dayal (DCP)
Olympus established a presence in India back in April of 2010 in a strategic attempt to increase their medical systems business ahead of India’s expected economic growth. Omori was an integral part in Olympus’s future outlook for the region.
Expect to hear more in the way of concrete information as the days progress and whether the events have any connection with the turmoil the company is currently facing.
Olympus has confirmed the death Tsutomi Omori, stating the following to Amateur Photographer:
We regrettably have confirmed that our valued colleague Tsutomu Omori, managing director of Olympus Medical Systems India Private Limited has passed away…
We are attempting to obtain more information about his passing. At this time, we would like to refrain from commenting further out of consideration and respect for the feeling of his family…
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