Police in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, said Sunday they have arrested a 22-year-old woman on suspicion of attempted murder after strangled her 6-month-old son with a kotatsu electric cord.
According to police, the woman, Naomi Misu, strangled the child at around 12:30 p.m. Saturday while her husband was out. Fuji TV reported that she then called 119.
The boy was taken to hospital where he remained in a coma on Sunday.
Police said Misu, who was on maternity leave from her job at a bank, had consulted with Tanabe city welfare authorities on Dec 3, saying the child wouldn't stop crying and she found child-rearing stressful.© Japan Today