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Couple arrested after infant’s body left in refrigerator

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Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a common-law couple on suspicion of leaving the body of an infant inside a refrigerator at their apartment.

On Wednesday, a meeting between the police and local government officials regarding protective custody for children in danger of abuse was held, Fuji TV reported. At the meeting, one attendee brought up the case of a boy born in July, whose well-being could not be confirmed.

Police went to the apartment on Thursday and asked the mother, Ayiguli Alimu, where the child was. She told them his body was in the freezer compartment in the refrigerator. The mother, 27, and her common-law husband, Yiliyaer Wahapu, 24, are Chinese nationals, police said.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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When some couples murder their child, other trying steadfastly to conceive.

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When some couples murder their child, other trying steadfastly to conceive.

We don’t know whether this infant was murdered.

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We don’t know whether this infant was murdered.

But we do know they put and kept the body in the freezer, which is most certainly a crime (in any country).

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We do not know if a crime was committed until the cause of death is determined. There are Japanese laws against abandoning a corpse, but surely it wasn't abandoned in this case?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Their names sound Uyghur.

Coincidence, but I was just watching 'Whoever slew Auntie Roo?' on Youtube this week. Yeah, bored.

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Ayiguli Alimu and Yiliyaer Wahapu

These names sound made up. Either way, these two monsters need to be eliminated from society.

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Unfortunate couple

Should get death penalty not to waste tax money by else.

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We do not know if a crime was committed until the cause of death is determined. There are Japanese laws against abandoning a corpse, but surely it wasn't abandoned in this case?

“Abandoning” in a legal sense doesn’t necessarily mean they left it somewhere; it simply means they failed to take care of the body properly. They ‘abandoned’ the body in the freezer, even if it didn’t technically leave their home. And I believe ‘failure to report a death’ is also an offense.

While we do t yet know if they caused the child’s death, they are not blameless.

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“Abandoning” in a legal sense doesn’t necessarily mean they left it somewhere; it simply means they failed to take care of the body properly. They ‘abandoned’ the body in the freezer, even if it didn’t technically leave their home.

This is correct. It's best to consider it as abandonment of responsibility in regards to a body.

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These names sound made up.

All names are made up mate. That's how they work.

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But we do know they put and kept the body in the freezer, which is most certainly a crime (in any country).

Agreed, but that wasn’t the issue I was pointing out.

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“Abandoning” in a legal sense doesn’t necessarily mean they left it somewhere; it simply means they failed to take care of the body properly.

Which is reporting it to the proper authorities and allowing them to run through the proper process.

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Yeah, we don't know exactly what happened, but you have to admit it sounds fishy. I mean, if your kid got very ill, the immediate reaction is to call a hospital/clinic/doctor/emergency services-call some kind of professional for help. Even with a massive language barrier, there is still (for better or worse) Google Translate and all kinds of apps nowadays. Let's give them the benefit of the doubt, and say they panicked, and didn't want to pay for help or freaked out about the language barrier...it's still fishy that their decision was to put the baby in the fridge. Definitely not a normal conclusion to make, and kind of points to that they were hiding something. Just my opinion! We won't know anything for certain until the police make their investigations, of course.

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These two are sub human. I can only hope for their execution.

Rest in peace to the poor child.

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Those of you hoping for their executions or deaths or elimination - well, after this offense they will probably be deported to China where things like that happen to Uyghurs.

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That will also bring some doubts if ‘imported’ higher birth rates are a solution.

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Horrible.

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