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Japan man arrested after son's skeletal remains found

Published on Jun 1, 2014 12:17 PM
 

TOKYO (AFP) - Police in Japan have arrested a man after skeletal remains, believed to be those of his five-year-old son, were found in an apartment years after the boy's death, according to reports.

Police arrested truck driver Yukihiro Saito for allegedly denying food to his son Riku, who is believed to have starved to death in late 2006 or early 2007, the reports said.

The remains were found in an apartment room filled with garbage in Atsugi, Kanagawa Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo on Friday, they said.

The discovery was made after the local child welfare centre reported to the police in May that Riku was not attending a school he was supposed to be enrolled at, they said.

 
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