Police in Niigata said Wednesday they have arrested a 17-year-old girl over the death of her newborn baby daughter in July.
According to police, the girl, an unemployed resident of Niigata City's Higashi Ward, gave birth to the child on the morning of July 16 in the toilet at her home. NTV quoted police as saying that she immediately stuffed a large wad of paper into the child's mouth, and suffocated her to death.
Following the birth of her child, the girl was unable to stop bleeding. She emerged from the toilet and asked her parents to take her and the infant to hospital. Upon her arrival, medical staff inquired about the child whom the girl had just given birth to, and quickly learned what happened. Police were notified shortly after and waited until the girl had fully recovered before arresting her on Aug 18.
The girl has denied all charges telling police she doesn't remember anything of that day, NTV reported. Police said the girl's parents claimed they were not aware their daughter was pregnant.© Japan Today