Police in Sapporo have arrested a 29-year-old woman on a charge of attempted murder after she tried to strangle her two-year-old son to death at their home in Teine Ward on Monday.
The boy lost consciousness but is in a stable condition in hospital, Hokkaido Shimbun reported.
The woman's husband and their youngest son were away at the time of the incident. A neighbor heard the child crying out and notified police.
According to police, the woman has admitted to having tried to kill her son, but has so far given no motive, Hokkaido Shimbun reported.© Japan Today