Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 33-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her one-year-old son by strangling him.
According to police, Mizuho Kamata started to strangle her son at around 11 a.m. on Tuesday at their apartment, Sankei Shimbun reported. However, she stopped and called 119, saying that she had strangled her child.
The baby was taken to hospital and his life is not in danger, police said.
Police quoted Kamata as saying she had suffered anxiety about raising her child and was ashamed of herself, so she wanted to kill the child and go to prison.© Japan Today