Police in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 51-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she strangled her 14-year-old daughter at their apartment.
The daughter is unconscious and in a critical condition in hospital, Fuji TV reported. She had just started her third semester at junior high school on Monday.
According to police, the woman strangled her daughter with a cell phone charging cable at around 4:10 p.m. on Tuesday. She then called her husband who lives and works outside the prefecture, telling him what she had done and that their daughter wasn’t moving. The husband called 119 and the girl was rushed to hospital.
Police said the woman has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she had a bad relationship with her daughter.© Japan Today