Woman held for throwing 2-yr-old daughter from 4th-floor balcony

Posted on May 15, 2013. Filed under: Abuse Neglect Death | Tags: , , , |

SAITAMA —Crime May. 05, 2013

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

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