Police on Monday arrested a 38-year-old woman for stabbing her two daughters, 9 and 3, with a fruit knife at their home in Ryugasaki City, Ibaraki Prefecture. The daughters suffered minor injuries to their chest and stomach, police said.
The mother, who is unnamed because police believe she may be mentally ill, was arrested for allegedly stabbing her daughters on the first floor of their house around 7 a.m. Her husband, who was sleeping on the second floor, was awakened by her shouting and the cries of the girls, and he called an ambulance, police said.
The husband told police that his wife has been stressed out by her child-rearing duties recently.© Japan Today