Police in Annaka, Gunma Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her two young children by drowning them in the bathtub on Nov 16.
Kumiko Fujimaki is accused of killing her four-year-old son Kei and two-year-old daughter Maria, Sankei Shimbun reported. She then tried to kill herself by stabbing herself in the neck near an irrigation ditch behind her house.
Police waited until Fujimaki recovered from her wounds before arresting her on Monday. Fujimaki has denied the charge by stating she doesn't recall the incident.
The two children, who lived with their parents and grandparents in the house, were found in the bathroom, wearing their pajamas, at around 4:45 a.m. by their grandmother who called 119. An autopsy showed they had been drowned.© Japan Today