Police on Tuesday arrested a 35-year-old woman after the body of a newborn baby boy was found abandoned in the shared toilet on the fifth floor of her apartment block in Nakasato in Tokyo's Kita Ward. The woman, identified as Meiko Ishizuka, has admitted the charge, and was quoted by police as saying: "It was an unplanned pregnancy. I didn't want the baby and didn't know what to do with it, so I left it in the toilet."
According to police, Ishizuka left her fourth floor apartment at around 3 a.m. and went upstairs to dump the baby feet-first in a shared, Western style toilet. The umbilical cord was still attached to the infant when he was found at around 9 a.m. by the apartment manager.
Police said there were no immediately visible signs of injury. Ishizuka has been charged with abandoning a corpse.© Compiled from news reports