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Japanese spends night atop tree after losing passport

 MPost |  2016-08-03 00:53:22.0  |  Kolkata

Japanese spends night atop tree after losing passport

Police were sent into tizzy after a Japanese youth climbed to the top of a tree and refused to come down despite repeated pleas by the police and the fire department personnel went to the spot to rescue him. The incident created much flutter on Monday night at Topsia area.

The police and fire department personnel also faced problems because they could not understand the language of the youth. After all their efforts to convince the youth to climb down the tree, they brought an interpreter who helped them to understand the reason behind his climbing the top of the tree.

The youth told the interpreter that he lost his passport and would not come down until the Japanese police would come to his rescue. The fire department personnel, who went up the top of the tree using a ladder, tried to convince the youth that they would consider his proposals.

They became confused when the youth said through interpreter that he would not come down. Time gradually passed by and the local people started gathering on the Christopher road of Topsia to witness the funny incident.

Local people told the police that the youth who was staying at a local house climbed up the tree at around 10 pm on Monday.

After being informed, the police and disaster management team of the city police rushed to the spot for rescue. After a prolonged effort the members of the disaster management tried to cut the branches of the tree to get him down.

But the youth tried to flee from their clutches and jumped down into a pond. While he tried to swim out of the pond, the police managed to catch hold of him.

After interrogating the Japanese, police came to know that he had lost his passport and he apprehended that police might arrest him. 

After being released, the youth managed to find his passport inside his room. According to the preliminary investigation, police suspect that youth might have been mentally disturbed.
Police came to know that he came to the city only a week ago.

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