Yamanie [Yarianie] Nihei
DATE OF CRIMES
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
DATE OF TRIAL
10, 11, 25 and 26 April 1946
LOCATION OF TRIAL
The accused was the supervisor of a mill at the time of the offence. The victim was absent from work on the date of the commission of the crime, so the accused had him tied to a tree by his wrists, and then beat him severely with a wooden baton. When the victim fell unconscious, he was revived by the accused, only to be beaten again. The victim died of his injuries six days later. A Court of Inquiry was convened on 3rd and 4th January 1946 to investigate the victim's death.
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The accused claimed that he had beaten the victim, but only with a small rattan stick. He also gave reasons for doing so and argued that the beating did not cause the victim's death.
The court was adjourned for a number of days because a prosecution witness had fallen ill.
Yamanie, Nihei. Chief Petty Officer. From Japanese military. From Japan. Guilty. Life imprisonment. Sentence confirmed.
Peacock, G.A. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Court president. Barrister-at-law.
Yates, A.D. Major. From British military.
Hasan, Taufiq. Captain. From British Indian Army.
Peter, C.G. Lieutenant. From British military. Solicitor.
Nakazono, Genichi. Judge of Kobe High Court.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Palvie, A. Lieutenant. From British military.