Saitama prefectural police have arrested a 42-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of killing her four-year-old daughter in December.
According to police, Mami Suzuki, who was arrested on Monday, strangled her daughter Haruha to death at their residence on the evening of Dec 20, Sankei Shimbun reported. When Suzuki’s husband, 40, returned home, he discovered the two collapsed on the floor and contacted the police.
Police said Suzuki had a knife wound to her neck, which they believe was self-inflicted. She and her daughter were taken to hospital where the child died on Dec 26.
Police said Suzuki has admitted to killing her daughter and then trying to kill herself. She told police she had become distressed over raising Haruha.© Japan Today