Police in Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, have arrested a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of abusing her 4-month-old son at their home last September. The child remains in a coma, one year on, police said.
According to police, the suspect, Miyu Kira, a part-time worker lives with her parents. Last Sept 28 at around 4 p.m., she is accused of slamming the baby's head against the floor, Fuji TV reported. The baby fell unconscious. Kira called 119 and said there was something wrong with her baby. Kira's parents were out at the time.
The child was taken to hospital where he fell into a coma due to acute subdural hematoma as a result of his injuries. The hospital notified police about a case of possible child abuse.
He has so far shown no signs of regaining consciousness, a hospital spokesperson said.
Police said Kira, who was arrested on Saturday, has admitted to abusing the child because he wouldn't stop crying. Authorities did not say why it has taken one year to arrest her.© Japan Today