Police in Miyakonojo, Miyazaki Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 21-year-old woman and her 21-year-old girlfriend, with whom she lived. for allowing her 5-month-old baby son to starve to death.
According to police, the child's mother, Ayaka Washinosu, and her girlfriend, Sayano Kokonobira, left their apartment for several days earlier this month, leaving their 5-month-old son Taishi, and his 2-year-old brother in the apartment with no food or anyone to look after them, TV Asahi reported Saturday.
Upon returning to the apartment on June 17, Taishi was found dead after having starved to death, while his brother somehow managed to survive. Police said Taishi's body weighed only three kilograms when he was found.
Neighbors who lived next to the house told reporters that they heard some children crying in the house at night.
Police said the children's father did not live with the family.© Japan Today