FUKUOKA (Kyodo) Police raided the Fukuoka headquarters of a religious group Thursday over the death of a baby whose parents allegedly caused him to die by withholding medical treatment.

The parents, Hideo and Kuniko Takatsuki, both of whom are followers and employees of the group Shinkenko Kyokai, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of murder. Their 7-month-old son, Yoshihiko, underweight and suffering from eczema, died in October.

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