Police in Tokyo have arrested a 61-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of abandoning the body of his 91-year-old father at their residence in Adachi Ward.
According to police, Nobuyuki Takeda kept the body of his father Masaaki in the apartment they shared from the end of July until Aug 24.
A neighbor noticed a foul odor coming from the Takeda apartment and contacted police on Aug 24. When officers arrived, the decaying body of Takeda’s father, wearing pajamas, was found lying on top of a futon.
Following his mother's death, Takeda had been living with his father for about 40 years. He was quoted by police as saying, "I was scared of suddenly being alone. I didn't want to be separated from my father."© Japan Today