Mother Arrested For Death of Child
Police in Okinawa on Tuesday arrested a 40-year-old woman after her 5-month-old son died in her car while she played pachinko.
According to police, the woman, identified as Kiyono Arakaki, left her son in the car for six hours from 10:30 a.m. until around 5 p.m. on June 10 while she played pachinko in Tomigusuku in southern Okinawa. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that the child died of heatstroke. The car windows were all shut, police said.
The woman told police she thought the child would be alright.
According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the temperature outside reached a high of 29.8 degrees that day.