Police in Nirasaki, Yamanashi Prefecture, said Tuesday they have arrested a 39-year-old woman on suspicion of killing her 11-year-old son.
According to police, Chinatsu Ikeda is suspected of strangling her son Yusei to death with a rope at their residence on Monday evening, Fuji TV reported.
Ikeda called police at 7 p.m. and told them she had killed her son. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they confirmed Yusei’s death.
Ikeda, who works part-time, was quoted by police as saying that her son had suffered from a developmental disorder and she was distressed about how to raise him.
Ikeda’s mother and her 13-year-old daughter live in the same house; however, Ikeda was alone with Yusei when the incident occurred.