Police have arrested a 23-year-old male employee of a nursing home in Osaka on a charge of attempted murder after he choked a 97-year-old woman staying at the facility.
According to police, the incident occurred at the Sanrakuen home in Sumiyoshi Ward at around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Fuji TV reported. The suspect, Shogo Kano, is accused of choking the woman with both hands as she slept in her room. After he left, another employee came into the room and noticed something amiss with the woman and called 119.
Police said the woman was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.
Kano was quoted by police as saying he was worn out from caring for the elderly residents.© Japan Today