A 16-year-old high school student was arrested on Sunday for abandoning his 2-day-old daughter in a park in Yuzawa, Akita Prefecture, police said.
According to police, the youth abandoned the baby on a bench in a park near Yuzawa city hall early in the morning on Saturday. Around 7 p.m. on the same day, he called the police and told them about the infant.
The baby was found and taken to the police by a passerby soon after she was left unattended.
Police are investigating the whereabouts of the baby’s mother who is presumed to be a student at the same high school as the boy.© Compiled from news reports