Police in Tsubame, Niigata Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 24-year-old woman on a murder charge after she dropped her 3-year-old daughter off a bridge into the river.
According to police, the suspect, Ayumi Sato, took her daughter Miyu to the bridge on Wednesday night and dropped her into the Nishi River, NTV reported. On Thursday morning, Sato went to the hospital where Miyu had an appointment. She told staff her daughter had vanished.
The hospital notified police who found Miyu's body at around 3 p.m. Thursday about one kilometer downstream from the bridge. Police said Sato has admitted to killing her daughter.
Sato's father was quoted by media as saying that his daughter, who works part-time, had recently been saying that she couldn't cope with raising her child.© Japan Today