Couple arrested over suspected suicide of 38-year-old daughter
Police on Saturday arrested an elderly couple over the suspected suicide of their 38-year-old daughter at their home in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture.
According to police, the couple, identified as Yoshihiro Otsubo, 69, and his wife Mutsuko, 67, may have assisted in their daughter Fumiko’s suicide, Fuji TV reported.
Fumiko killed herself by hanging herself in her 2nd-floor bedroom at around 1:30 a.m. on Friday morning, police said.
The couple told police they attached a cord for their daughter to use. They were quoted as saying that she had frequently said that she wanted to die, Fuji reported. She was not ill but had suffered from chronic depression for a long time, the parents told police.