Rawalpindi - A Japanese national was found dead in his hotel room in the cantonment area, sources informed on Tuesday.

A police team rushed to the spot and moved the dead body to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for autopsy.

The deceased was identified as Ota Akeera, associated with automobile business. A team of Japan Embassy officials also reached the hospital, sources said.

A police officer said that the reason behind death of Japanese national might be cardiac arrest; however, police are investigating the case.

Police also took into custody a Pakistani national identified as Farhat Ali, the business partner of deceased who was staying with him in the hotel room.

According to sources, Farhat Ali along with Ota Akeera hired a room on rent in a hotel in Saddar area.

They said Ota went to washroom to take shower at 9am when he fell on the floor and died on the spot. They said that after some time Farhat got worried and knocked at the door after half hour.

“Farhat opened the door by force and found Ota lying on floor,” they said. The hotel administration was informed about the incident, sources said.

Station House Officer (SHO) PS Cannt Javed Khan along with his team reached at the crime scene and shifted the dead body to DHQ for post-mortem.

Police also took Farhat into custody for questioning. A team of Punjab Forensic experts were also called for collecting evidences from crime scene.

“During initial investigation, it is observed that Ota died of cardiac arrest, but the final cause of death will be determined only after issuance of medical report by doctors,” said SHO Javed Khan.

He said police also found some medicines from the room.

He said police also informed Japan Embassy high-ups about the incident who rushed to hospital, where doctors were carrying out the post-mortem of the dead body.

SHO ruled out the possibility of murder or involvement of Pakistani national in the crime and said, “It was Farhat who provided all the information to police.”

“Farhat Ali spent 22 years in Japan and he developed friendship with Ota and both started a car business.