Ibaraki Prefectural Police have arrested an 18-year-old girl on suspicion of abandoning the body of a newborn infant in the toilet at her home.
According to police, the girl, who is a high school student, gave birth in the toilet at her home on Aug 16, Sankei Shimbun reported. She then placed the newborn’s body in a plastic bag and left it tucked behind the toilet. On Aug 22, the girl’s father found the baby’s remains and contacted police.
Police said the father told them he was unaware that his daughter had been pregnant.
Police said an autopsy showed that the infant died of asphyxiation from pressure on the neck© Japan Today