Couple arrested after infant’s body left in refrigerator
Japan Today -- Nov 29
Police in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a common-law couple on suspicion of leaving the body of an infant inside a refrigerator at their apartment.

On Wednesday, a meeting between the police and local government officials regarding protective custody for children in danger of abuse was held, Fuji TV reported. At the meeting, one attendee brought up the case of a boy born in July, whose well-being could not be confirmed.

Police went to the apartment on Thursday and asked the mother, Ayiguli Alimu, where the child was. She told them his body was in the freezer compartment in the refrigerator. The mother, 27, and her common-law husband, Yiliyaer Wahapu, 24, are Chinese nationals, police said.

Police said an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

埼玉県川口市で冷蔵庫から赤ちゃんの遺体が見つかった事件で、母親とみられる女の自宅を訪ねた警察官に対して女が冷蔵庫を指さし、「子どもはそこです」と話していたことが分かりました。  中国籍の阿依古麗阿里木容疑者(27)と内縁の夫で中国籍のイリヤ・ワハプ容疑者(24)は、川口市の自宅マンションで冷蔵庫の冷凍室に男の子とみられる赤ちゃんの遺体を遺棄した疑いが持たれています。警察によりますと、情報提供を受けて26日に部屋を訪ねた警察官が「子どもはどこですか」と聞いたところ、阿依古麗容疑者が冷蔵庫を指さして「子どもはそこです」と答えたということです。25日、保護が必要な子どもについて話し合う市の会議で出席者から「子どもの安否が確認できない家庭がある」と情報があがっていました。
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