Mother arrested for fatally stabbing 9-year-old daughter in Nara

Posted on May 27, 2011. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , , , |

Friday 27th May, 09:27 AM JST

NARA —

A 41-year-old woman was arrested late Thursday for fatally stabbing her 9-year-old daughter at their home in Sango, Nara Prefecture, police said. The mother, whose name has been withheld, allegedly stabbed Rina Naka in her stomach and chest with a kitchen knife around 11 p.m. in a bedroom. The girl was confirmed dead early Friday after being taken to hospital, police said.

The mother was held at the home after her 69-year-old father who lives with her called for an ambulance around 11:10 p.m. and reported that she had stabbed her child. She has admitted to the allegation, police said.

After holding her on suspicion of attempted murder, police released her temporarily for treatment but plan to rearrest her for murder, they said.

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