Shoko Asahara relatives argue over who gets ashes of executed Japan cult leader

Shoko Asahara’s ashes being kept at detention centre where he was hanged over deadly 1995 sarin gas attack

A row is brewing among the relatives of Shoko Asahara, the former leader of a Japanese doomsday cult who was executed last week, over who should take possession of his cremated remains.

Asahara’s ashes are being kept at the Tokyo detention centre where he was hanged, along with six other former members of the Aum Supreme Truth cult, for their role in a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995.

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