Police in Shunan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, have arrested an unemployed 39-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her one-year-old daughter at their home on Monday.
According to police, the woman, Kazuko Kumai, used a thin cord to strangle her second-eldest daughter Rika at around 11:30 a.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. Kumai's husband, who was at work, told police he had been worried about his wife's depressed state of mind recently and that when he called her to see if she was OK, she told him she had strangled Rika. He then called 119.
Police rushed to the apartment and found Rika in a state of cardio-respiratory arrest. She was taken to hospital where she was confirmed dead.© Japan Today