Police have arrested 37-year-old Kuniko Sakuma for abandonment of a corpse after the remains of a second newborn baby were discovered buried in a flower planter on the balcony of her Nishiyodogawa Ward home on Tuesday.
Sakuma was quoted by police as saying that the bones belong to another child she gave birth to. She was arrested Wednesday under suspicion of leaving the body of a child she gave birth to in mid-January inside the large flower pot.
Her 13-year-old son found the infant's body on Tuesday while his mother was out, and called police.
Sakuma lived together with her son and ex-husband. Sakuma told police she gave birth to the child in the bathroom in January and that the father was not her ex-husband. She said she had tried to hide the fact that she was pregnant from her ex-husband and her son. The boy was quoted by police as saying that his mother and her ex-husband hardly spent any time together.
Sakuma has so far declined to comment on the remains of the second infant.© News reports