Police in Fujieda, Shizuoka Prefecture, have arrested a 38-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her newborn daughter in December last year.
According to police, Akiko Awano killed the infant after giving birth in the toilet on the second floor of her home on the morning of Dec 18, Sankei Shimbun reported. At about 9:50 a.m., Awano called 119 and said her newborn child was dead. Police said an autopsy revealed that the child was alive after being born and believe that Awano killed her, without specifying the method.
Police did not say whether Awano, who was arrested on Saturday, has admitted to the charge or not. Awano lives in the house with seven relatives, including her husband, their four children and her husband's parents.© Japan Today