Police on Monday filed charges against a 22-year-old mother, who committed suicide, with strangling her 18-day-old daughter at their home in Moriguchi City, Osaka, in January. The mother who told police a burglar had assaulted her and killed her daughter, subsequently committed suicide by leaping to her death from a footbridge one week after the incident.
Izumi Yamanaka, 22, was charged with allegedly strangling her 18-day-old daughter, Reiya, by taping her nose and mouth with plastic tape. Yamanaka told police a burglar assaulted them, tied her up with tape and then killed Reiya.
According to police investigations, no evidence of burglary was found and Yamanaka's injuries were not consistent with having been tied up by another person. Police said Yamanaka was mentally unstable after the delivery of her child.© Japan Today