Police said Wednesday they have arrested an unemployed 58-year-old man on suspicion of killing his 86-year-old mother at their apartment in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo, in May.
According to police, Hisa Seki strangled his mother Rie at around 2 p.m. on May 31. He then called 110 and said he had killed his mother.
When police arrived on the scene, they found Rie dead and Seki unconscious after he had slit his left wrist in an apparent suicide attempt, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Police waited for Seki to recover from his wounds before questioning him. He was quoted as saying he had strangled his mother with his hands and that he also wanted to die.
Police said Seki’s mother had been diagnosed with severe depression last year and that Seki told them he did not want to see his mother struggle with life any further and that it was becoming increasingly difficult to look after her.© Japan Today