Police on Sunday arrested a woman for allegedly stabbing her 11-year-old son to death at their home in Marugame, Kagawa Prefecture. Police said they received a call at 4 a.m. from a truck driver reporting that his wife had stabbed their son.
Police found the boy unconscious on the living room floor with knife wounds to his chest. The 37-year-old mother was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted murder. The boy was taken to hospital where he died about two hours later, police said.
Police said the mother had slit her wrists and quoted her as saying that she wanted to die. She has so far given no motive for stabbing her son.
The family of five lived together in a small residential area located in the mountains five kilometers south of central Marugame. The father had just returned home from his shift, while the other family members were still asleep at the time of the crime.© News reports