Police in Handa, Aichi Prefecture, have arrested a 51-year-old man after the skeletonized body of his father was found in his apartment on Tuesday.
According to police, the suspect, Tokumasa Niimi, failed to report the death of his father Susumu, 82, at their home in May 2012, Sankei reported. Police said Niimi continued to collect his late father's pension for the past three years.
Niimi, who works part-time, was quoted by police as saying his income had decreased in recent years and that he needed the money from his father's pension.
The body was found after the landlord contacted the city welfare office to say he hadn't seen Niimi's father for a long time. A welfare officer visited the apartment but when Niimi refused to let him in, he called the police.
Police said Niimi will be charged with fraud and abandonment of a body.© Japan Today