Aichi prefectural police have arrested a 35-year-old unemployed woman for leaving her 6-year-old daughter naked out on a balcony.
According to police, the mother has admitted to the charge, but has claimed that she acted entirely in the name of discipline.
Sankei Shimbun reported that on Sunday, at around 2 p.m., the woman undressed her daughter, bound her hands with duct tape, and pushed her out onto the cold second-story balcony. She was left there for quite some time, unable to reenter the apartment on her own, as the doors and windows had been locked.
According to police, the woman was living alone with her two daughters in the apartment building. After placing her 6-year-old daughter on the balcony, the woman and her second child left the premises. About three hours later, neighbors spotted the young girl and notified the police, Sankei reported.
Police said the young girl has been taken into protective custody. According to police, the girl's left wrist was bleeding from the tight bindings, but there were no other visible injuries.© Japan Today