Woman arrested after trying to flush newborn infant down toilet


Police in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 34-year-old woman on suspicion of corpse abandonment after she allegedly placed her newborn son in the toilet at her boyfriend’s apartment and tried to flush it.

Police said Aya Hanzawa, a salesperson, has admitted to the allegation. Kyodo News reported that she told police she attempted to flush the infant down the toilet between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. at the apartment in Meito Ward on Saturday. But she was unable to do so because the 30-cm-long infant got stuck.

Her boyfriend was not home at the time.

On Saturday night, Hanzawa visited a hospital in Tempaku Ward with the dead newborn in her arms. A nurse contacted the police after Hanzawa told the staff that “the child [she] birthed at home died.”

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Oh, come on! Not again! I'm disgusted beyond further comment.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

34 years old! No excuses, She had nine months to make a plan!

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Tragedies like this make me wish that I believed in heaven and hell. The newborn goes up and she goes down.

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At least she did go to the hospital with the corpse. Kudos to the person that convinced her to do so, if anyone.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

please approve a death penalty for this kind of Human beign!

0 ( +5 / -5 )

What a monster.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

she allegedly placed her newborn son in the toilet

reads like she was hoping all her troubles would go down the drain...

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Just too horrific to think about.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I hope the frequency of these kinds of sick baby murders will make the abortion pill popular. I suppose they are both murder in a way but one is much less likely to make the news and disgust everybody.

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Should need license to have kids! This idiot is obviously a few kangaroos short in the back paddock and should never be allowed to have them!

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

This can't be a normal woman, come on now! it shouldn't even be in any news.

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Evil walks among us. Fact.

Rest in Peace to the poor baby.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

You can clog up a toilet with a big dump. How do so many people seem to think that a huge baby would fit down the pipes?

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She went to a hospital with the dead infant.

That is not abandoning the corpse!

The lazy lawmakers have to come up with a crime definition in these cases that make sense

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

Another one Almost one of these types of cases reported every few days now. Wouldn't think there has been a sudden increase, although from the frequency of reporting one might think so. Why then?

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

"Should need license to have kids!" - nice way to reveal how one views women in general as if their bodies and biological process should be legislated

2 ( +4 / -2 )

so many monsters walking around in human shape. Perhaps baby was born alive but she killed it. Is it known for sure that the infant was born dead?

I am sure she caused baby’s dead, one way or another even if baby was born dead. For example, has she been going to medical check ups? Was the baby born in a health clinic or hospital?

Can you imagine you are born as a little baby and your own mother kill you in day one, then trying to flush your body to toilet? It is horrible.

I believe in death penalty in this type of situation.

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As a mother myself, I'm quite shocked about this woman trying to flush down her newborn. However, if the child was really only 30 cm long, it's very likely that she wasn't pregnant for 9 months and that the child was delivered way too early and therefore was dead. A normal child should be around 50 cm long (Japanese babies maybe a little bit smaller, I admit), 30 cm is the size after 5-6 months when women don't have that much of a baby belly yet. Maybe she really had no idea that she was pregnant and was extremly shocked herself when that baby came out of her and had no idea what do do; maybe she was even on the toilet when it came out and didn't realize at first what was going on. Don't get me wrong - killing your child is a horrid deed and should be punished, but in this case, I wonder what has happened here.

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A baby near its birthday can weigh a few pounds depending on when it is born. So it is not easy to flush a baby into the toilet bowl. But a mother must no sense of motherhood to flush her baby down a toilet bowl. Or the decency not to do so.

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This again!?! Last week there were 3 or 4 cases like this where it involved a mother killing the newborn (and 1 in the most gruesome of ways) Something MUST be done, man!

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