Police in Yamaguchi City said Thursday they have arrested a 24-year-old old woman on suspicion of killing her two-month-old baby daughter at the social welfare facility where they were living.
According to police, Reika Abe killed her daughter Ryuna by beating her about the head several times. Ryuna’s body was found in their room by an employee at around 7 p.m. on Feb 11, Fuji TV reported. The child was taken to hospital where doctors said she died of a subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Abe moved into the facility, which is a shelter for victims of domestic abuse, last September and gave birth to Ryuna in December.
Police said Abe has remained silent since her arrest. Ryuna was last seen alive on Jan 29.© Japan Today