Police arrest Japanese for keeping mother’s corpse at his home for weeks-report

Police arrested a Japanese who reportedly kept the body elderly mother at home in Tokyo for several weeks after death, a media agency on Wednesday.

“The 54-year-old manager a landscaping company was arrested for violating a law on how a body can be kept before a proper burial takes place,’’ the Sankei Shimbun newspaper .

The reportedly told police that when he noticed that 85-year-old mother was no longer breathing, he was unable to think clearly, adding that he was afraid calling the authorities.

A member of the family living nearby finally went to house and discovered the woman after she had not been heard from in many days. (dpa/NAN)