A 33-year-old woman has been sentenced to two years in prison, suspended for four years, for leaving the body of her newborn daughter in a coin locker in Osaka in January.
According to the court ruling on Friday, Narumi Taniguchi, of no fixed address, who worked in the sex industry, gave birth to the infant on a street at around midnight on June 30, Kyodo News reported. The remains of the infant were found inside a tote bag in the locker at a storage facility near Juso Station in Nishiyodogawa Ward in March.
The facility has lockers which can be used for long periods of time. An employee of the facility operator found the remains after checking the lockers.
Taniguchi’s lawyer said she had no money for living expenses and that she was distressed at the idea of raising a child without a stable home life.© Japan Today