Couple arrested for allowing 4-year-old daughter to die
Police said Friday they have arrested a man and woman after their 4-year-old daughter died of neglect at their home in Toyohashi, Aichi Prefecture.
According to police, Kazuhisa Kato, 48, and his wife Yoko, 38, are believed to have begun neglecting their daughter Anna in the winter of last year when she caught a cold. The couple are accused of failing to take Anna to a doctor and of not feeding her properly, Fuji TV reported.
Police said the couple contacted emergency services on Thursday and told the operator that their daughter had stopped breathing. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she was confirmed dead.
Police have charged the couple with parental neglect resulting in death. Both parents have reportedly confessed to the charge, Fuji reported.