Police on Saturday arrested a 31-year-old woman for allegedly throwing her two-year-old daughter from the 4th-floor balcony of their apartment in Ageoshi, Saitama Prefecture.
According to police, an eyewitness called authorities at 9:30 a.m. Saturday to report that a woman had thrown a child from the balcony. Police rushed to the scene and found the child lying on the ground.
Fuji TV reported that she remains in a coma in hospital. The girl fell a distance of about 10 meters, police were quoted as saying.
The mother, who is Chinese, was quoted by police as saying she was sorry for doing such a terrible thing, but gave no motive.
Her husband, who is Chinese, was out at the time. The couple also has a 1-year-old son who was home at the time of the incident.© Japan Today