Police in Kita-Ibaraki City, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested an 18-year-old married couple on suspicion of abandoning a corpse after they buried their newborn baby in the garden of a home belonging to the man’s relatives.
Police said Thursday that the unemployed couple turned themselves in at a police station on Nov 21 and told them they had buried the infant a few days after it was born in early January this year, Kyodo News reported. They told police they were not married at the time.
Police found the remains the next day. The gender of the infant was undetermined.
Police said the couple told them the woman gave birth at their apartment and then they took it to the father's family’s home, where no one was living at the time, and buried the infant in the garden.
No information on how the baby died was released by police.© Japan Today