Olympus Exec Found Hanged in Park
Troubled firm's India director dead in apparent suicide
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2012 11:19 PM CST
Updated Feb 21, 2012 1:02 AM CST
An Olympus logo is displayed at the company's showroom in Tokyo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A top executive of scandal-plagued Japanese firm Olympus has been found hanged in a park in India in an apparent suicide. The body of Tsutomu Omori, chief of the company's medical equipment business in India, was found hanging from the park's boundary wall, Reuters reports. Police found what they believe are two suicide notes in his apartment, both in Japanese, and a note in English reading: "I am sorry for bothering you." Neighbors said Omori had been acting strangely for days, reports the Times of India. Three former Olympus execs were arrested last week for allegedly covering up massive losses at the company.

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Feb 21, 2012 10:49 AM CST
Did you read/hear this WALL STREET? Pay attention. In Japan if you cheat, lie, steal or are unethical and get caught or are about to, you are expected to off yourself and not ask the government to bail you out and then run off with a bonus.
Feb 21, 2012 4:15 AM CST
whatcha doing.....just hangin around
Feb 21, 2012 2:02 AM CST
I am glad to see the tradition of Hara Kiri is dying out.