Police in Tokyo have arrested a 28-year-old Thai woman on suspicion of abandoning the body of her newborn son by flushing it down the toilet.
According to police, Penpanassak Supaporn has admitted to the charge. Police said she told them she gave birth to the infant in the toilet of her apartment in Shinjuku Ward on Sept 17, Fuji TV reported. She was quoted as saying she was about 25 weeks pregnant.
On Sunday afternoon, other residents in the apartment building complained to building management that their toilets weren’t working properly. A maintenance worker found the baby’s remains in the system on Sunday afternoon and called 110.
Police said Supaporn, who lives alone in the apartment, told them she gave birth in her toilet and became agitated when she saw the blood-covered infant.
Police said an autopsy will be conducted Tuesday to determine if the baby was stillborn. Its umbilical cord was still attached when the workman found the remains. It weighed 635 grams.
Police said Supaporn has been living in Japan since March 2020.© Japan Today