Police in Kamisu, Ibaraki Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of attempting to kill her 2-month-old daughter.
According to police, Atsue Hanatsuka strangled her daughter at their apartment at around 11 a.m. on Thursday and then contacted police, Fuji TV reported.
Police rushed to the apartment and found the baby unconscious but still alive. She was taken to hospital where she remained in a serious condition on Friday.
Hanatsuka was quoted by police as saying she choked her child because she wouldn't stop crying and she just wanted some peace and quiet.
Hanatsuka's husband was at work at the time of the incident.© Japan Today