Archive for December, 2013
Police said Saturday that the body of a newborn boy was found abandoned in a park in Minamiboso, Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, the infant’s body was found in Taibusamisaki park at around 11:15 a.m. on Friday. TBS quoted police as saying a park maintenance worker discovered the body while picking up leaves.
Police said the dead infant was concealed under a a semi-transparent vinyl tarp, wrapped in a white blanket. The child’s umbilical cord was still attached.
Police said they using park surveillance camera footage to try and identify who brought the baby to the park.
A 49-year-old man doused his son and himself with a flammable liquid and then set fire to himself and the boy on the grounds of a school in Tokyo on Monday morning.
According to police, the boy was playing baseball with his teammates when his father entered the grounds of Shiomi elementary school in Bunkyo Ward at around 10:30 a.m. NHK reported that the man took his son away from the group and then poured liquid, believed to be heating oil, on him and himself. He then held onto the boy as he set fire to himself.
Police said the man was pronounced dead on Monday night, while the boy remains unconscious. NHK quoted police as saying that the man is estranged from the boy and his mother and that the woman consulted police last year about her husband’s abusive behavior.