Police in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl on suspicion of abandoning the body of a newborn baby in a vacant lot in February.
The decayed remains of the infant, whose sex has not yet been determined, were discovered on Friday.
Police said the two high school students, who are classmates, have admitted that the baby was theirs and quoted them as saying they left it partially buried in the vacant lot, Fuji TV reported.
The girl told police that she and her boyfriend took the baby to the vacant lot immediately after she gave birth in February. The girl said she hid her pregnancy from her family and did not go a hospital when the baby was born.
However, on Thursday, they told some friends what they had done. The mother of one of the friends heard about it from her child and she, in turn, discussed the matter with one of her friends, who contacted police.© Japan Today