A 11-year-old boy was found strangled in his apartment in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Monday morning. Police said they have arrested his 40-year-old mother on suspicion of killing her son.
According to police, Hiroki Takanashi was found dead on his bed by his grandmother who lives near the apartment around 6:45 a.m. after the boy's mother had called her to say she had killed him. The victim lived in the apartment together with his mother and father but the father had gone fishing at the time, according to police.
Police quoted the mother as saying she killed her son because she was stressed out.© Japan Today