Police in Kitakyushu said Saturday they have arrested a 19-year-old man for allegedly beating a 2-year-old boy to death.
According to police, the man assaulted Kiyora Ikeda, his girlfriend's son, at her apartment on March 7 at around midnight, while the boy's mother was at work, TBS reported.
An autopsy revealed that the child had sustained ruptured internal organs.
Police say the suspect, who cannot be named because he is a minor, has so far denied the charges. During police questioning, the accused told investigators he hit the boy in the head to discipline him but added he did not punch him in the stomach, TBS reported.© Japan Today