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17-year-old girl arrested for killing newborn baby in shopping mall toilet

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Police in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 17-year-old girl on suspicion of killing her newborn son with scissors right after he was born in the toilet at a shopping mall last month.

According to police, the girl gave birth sometime between 1:30 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. on Dec 18, Sankei Shimbun reported. She is then alleged to have stabbed the infant in the neck with a pair of scissors.

Police said the girl had gone to the shopping mall with a friend after school but she started to feel unwell and went into the toilet. When she didn’t come out, her friend asked a mall employee to call 119.

An ambulance crew found her slumped in the toilet, the dead infant on the floor, as well as blood-stained scissors. Police said the dead infant had a 5-cm-deep gash in his neck.

Police said the girl, who was in hospital until this week, told them she did not consult anyone about her pregnancy. They waited until she recovered before arresting her on Thursday.

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This is both sad and horrific.

RIP little one.

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This news has absolutely ruined my day. The poor thing barely lived only to be killed by his own mother

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Jesus what a horrifying story.

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What a tragedy.

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Her actions have just left me speechless, was she embarrassed, or shamed by her pregnancy? did her parent know about it? only if she had some one to talk to about her situation, they could have talked to her and hepled her to come to the terms with her pregnancy. even if she didnt want to bring up her child, she could have offered it to a baby hatch or some one who cant have children and would have looked after it. but to kill the baby in this way is appalling.

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A complete shock and horrific incident. Where were the parents in this and why didn't they noticed? So much for family values. Unfortunately, she will only get a few years for this (mostly because she's a minor). She shouldn't be around children, much less raise them. RIP little one. You are the innocent in this undeserved act.

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Poor baby, poor girl. I hope she gets the help she clearly needs (and if only she had gotten it sooner).

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That's some hard news to read.

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What stage was the pregnancy at?

I don't understand how people hide this sort of thing, boggles the mind.

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I don't understand how the family did not notice their daughters growing belly or the swelling of the her body, OR maybe they did notice but did not want to face the reality that their daughter was pregnant.... SO SAD THAT AN INNOCENT LITTLE BABY BOY TOOK A FEW BREATHS OF LIFE BEFORE A COLD HEARTED SCANK STABED HIM TO DEATH .... R.I.P. LITTLE ONE ....

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Poor baby, poor girl. I hope she gets the help she clearly needs (and if only she had gotten it sooner).

Exactly. Much critical info about the background is missing in the report above, but I speculate that there must have been a pile of problems leading up to the tragedy. Could have been prevented. Life loss is very sad, and it has badly affected people concerned and the surroundings.

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Rest in peace to the newborn baby living only for a split-second.

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Wow, the mother and child crying out for help. Nothing good came out of that situation.

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One would think that consulting a parent, guardian, or teacher during the early stages of pregnancy would be infinitely preferable to this, even if it did temporarily land her in hot water. Still, a wanton and obstinate refusal to face reality seems to run in the waters here.

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This needs to stop.

I would adopt that child, our population is in serious decline. No need to do something so horrible. Give him away so a loving family can take over.

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@chibakun, My friend was a paramedic and she told me of several cases where a ladies had felt that she needed to go to the toilet for a number 2 as they had stomach cramp, and gave birth, needless to say she had not idea what so ever that they were pregnent or even had a bump or feeling sick, so it can happen that some can be unaware of being pregnant, as for this girl, I suspect she knew that she was pregnent but could not for some reason disclose it.

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Where do you begin to even think about this very deep sadness...and then we must ask: Rape? Was this her anger at the neonate? Jeez, just too sad...

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Police said the girl had gone to the shopping mall with a friend after school but she started to feel unwell and went into the toilet. When she didn’t come out, her friend asked a mall employee to call 119.

As crazy as it seems, but from this it sounds like she was really unaware of being pregnant. There was certainly zero planning involved.

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How about the father of this baby, eh. What a cold-hearted skank. Where is he? If the irresponsible philandering slut can't keep his penis in his pants, he shouldn't have one.

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That is tragic.

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BEFORE A COLD HEARTED SCANK STABED HIM TO DEATH .... R.I.P. LITTLE ONE ....

We have no idea of her circumstances. And yet some want to shame her and judge her using such disgraceful language?

RIP to the baby and hope her clearly traumatized mother gets appropriate support immediately.

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Ma-Hu

How about the father of this baby, eh. What a cold-hearted skank. Where is he?

If she did not know she was pregnant, how would he? Either way, we know too little to judge. Terrible situation for everybody in any case.

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