Mother chokes 2-month-old daughter because she wanted some peace and quiet

Newborn baby (illustration) 
By: Tanya Malhotra

A mother was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after trying to kill her daughter because she wanted some peace and quiet in her home, according to police in Japan.

Kamisu police said that they have arrested 36-year-old Atsue Hanatsuka, after being accused of choking her 2-month-old daughter until she fell unconscious.

Hanatsuka was charged with one count of attempted murder.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Thursday around 11:00 a.m., at the woman’s apartment while her husband was at work.

Hanatsuka told investigators that her baby kept crying and she refused to calm down. She then decided to choke her daughter until she passed out because she wanted some peace and quiet.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found the girl unconscious but alive. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she is said to be in serious condition.