A 28-year-old woman has been arrested for abandoning the corpse of her newborn son in her home in Imari, Saga prefecture.
According to police, Rika Sakagari was arrested on suspicion of not filing a death report, and abandoning the infant's corpse. Sankei Shimbun quoted police as saying Sakagari gave birth to the baby at her home on July 7.
The case came to light at around 1 a.m. on Sunday, when Sakagari's boyfriend, who was the child's father, appeared at a police station with the corpse wrapped in towels and said: "He was delivered at home but did not make it.”
Police will conduct an autopsy on the baby to determine the cause of death.© Japan Today