Sarin attack cult member turned himself in over shame

Makoto Hirata, a former member of the Aum Shinrikyo cult who turned himself into police on Saturday, said that he felt ashamed living life as a fugitive after witnessing scenes of the March 11 earthquake.  
Hirata appeared at the police station with shoulder-length brownish hair, which contrasted with the short hair seen in his wanted list photo. His physique and facial expressions remained similar and he was identified by fingerprints and moles at the Marunouchi Police Station in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, the Daily Yomiuri reports.
Hirata was placed under arrest on suspicion of involvement in the 1995 abduction and murder of Kiyoshi Kariya, a notary public, in Tokyo.
"After the earthquake, I found my life as fugitive miserable, thinking, 'What am I doing?'" Hirata said, according to the Daily Yomiuri. "Still, I found it difficult to make up my mind, resulting in turning myself in on New Year's Eve."
During his interrogation, Hirata requested a meeting with Taro Takihana, a lawyer who was a victim of the sarin nerve gas attacks by Aum Shinrikyo. Takihana belongs to a group of lawyers who help victims who suffered damage because of the cult. He met with Hirata for approximately two hours at Osaki Police Station after Hirata was transferred there on Sunday.