An 11-month old baby boy is presumed to have drowned while taking a bath with his mother who was drunk at the time, police in Tokyo said.
According to police, the baby’s father notified emergency services at around 6 p.m. on Saturday, saying that his son was floating in the bathtub at the family’s apartment in Shinjuku’s Hyakunincho area, Fuji TV reported.
The baby was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead later on.
At the time of the incident, the father was in a separate room, while the baby was in the bathroom with his mother. The father was concerned when he noticed that his wife had left the bathroom alone, prompting him to check upon his son immediately. He then found the boy floating unconscious in the bathtub.
The mother was drunk at the time of the incident, police said.
The family were living in an apartment for civil servants.
Police said an autopsy will be carried out to determine the exact cause of death.© Japan Today