Police in Yamanashi Prefecture have have arrested a Russian woman for throwing her 4-year-old son from a pleasure boat while on a cruise at Lake Yamanaka.
According to police, the 33-year-old woman, who lives in Yamanakako, was arrested after she allegedly threw her son off the deck of the boat and into the water at around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, TBS reported.
Police say the woman's Japanese husband jumped into the water to rescue the boy, who was not injured in the incident. The woman was arrested on a charge of attempted murder.
During police questioning, she was quoted by police as saying that she had had a fight with her husband and threw the boy into the water with the intention of killing him and then committing suicide by jumping in herself, TBS reported.© Japan Today