Police in Soka, Saitama Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 32-year-old woman for fatally abusing her 3-year-old stepdaughter.
Police said they received a call from the suspect, Mariko Fukushima, at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, in which she said her stepdaughter Maika was suffering from convulsions. NTV reported that the girl was rushed to hospital but died later that afternoon.
Police said that during questioning, Fukushima admitted that she pushed Maika violently to the floor because she had become irritated.
Police said Fukushima had been living with Maika and her father since March and are questioning Fukushima about whether she had abused her stepdaughter on other occasions.© Japan Today