Police in Niigata City have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of fatally assaulting his mother.
According to police, the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, got into an argument with his 51-year-old mother and ended up punching her in the stomach at their residence in Niigata's Kita Ward on Nov 26, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Four people including the suspect and his mother lived in the house but at the time of the incident, only the man and his mother were at home. He called 119 the next morning to report that his mother was unconscious, police said.
The suspect has denied any intent to seriously hurt his mother and was quoted by police as saying "I only shoved her stomach but never punched her."© Japan Today