The Japanese Police has started its search operation to look for the man behind the heinous act of mass killing that has killed 33 people, and many are in the hospital. Japanese police has arrested a suspect named Shinji Aoba to torch the renowned Kyoto Animation studio.
Police broke the news of detaining the suspect in a press conference. According to Japan Police the 41 years old, Shinji Aoba has the unspecified mental health issues. The suspected is also injured and is being treated for burns before he can be questioned.
People who witnessed the arrest of the 41 year-old suspect told the media that he was shouting that the company had stolen his ideas. According to the Police, Shinji entered the building and splashed flammable liquid. He was carrying the liquid in a bucket, appeared to be gasoline, he even shouted ‘Die’ before torching the building into the fire.
Police caught the suspect with the help of CCTV footage of a nearby petrol station which shows that the suspect filled up two containers with petrol shortly before the incident. Later it was found that the man was carrying a backpack containing several knives too.
The fire broke around 10:30 local time on Thursday in the building. The fans of anime are grieving on the loss of life and a studio. There were 75 people inside the building when the fire broke. When the firefighters entered, they found 20 bodies lying on the staircase leading to the roof exit. Another team found 11 bodies on the second floor of the building, and two dead bodies were lying on the ground floor. Many people jumped from the 2nd and 3rd floor to save their lives and suffered bone fractures.
Kyoto Animation’s CEO Hideaki Yata told reporters that the company had received death threats through its web-page in October 2018 and company informed the police about it. Its a significant loss to the studio and its employees.