Woman arrested for attempting to drown one-week-old daughter

Posted on April 26, 2015. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , |

NARA —March 15th, 2015

Police in Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old woman for attempting to kill her one-week-old daughter by drowning her in a bathtub. Police identified the suspect as Chikako Matsuo.

According to police, the incident occurred on Friday. The infant was discovered floating face up in the bathtub at around 11 a.m. by Matsuo’s father, NTV reported.

The child was rushed to the hospital where she was in a stable condition on Saturday, police said.

Following her arrest, Matsuo was quoted as saying she had wanted to kill her daughter after she began feeling uneasy about her ability to raise a child.

Japan Today

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