A man and his wife, both 22, were arrested on charges of domestic violence for burning their oldest son, 2, by pressing a hair dryer against various parts of his body at their home in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefrecture, police said Wednesday.
Police said they initially received a call on Tuesday, in which the caller said a boy had drowned in the bathtub. An ambulance was dispatched to the home and the unconscious boy was transported to a nearby hospital where staff noticed burn scars and bruises all over his body, and notified police.
Police arrested Kenji Nishiyama and his wife Ayumi. They have admitted to the charge of abuse, police said. The husband was quoted as saying they had been disciplining the boy since May by pressing a hair dryer against his leg.
The boy remains in a stable condition, police said.© News reports