Police in Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his three-month-old daughter.
According to police, Kojiro Otani, a construction worker, beat his youngest daughter about the head on Feb 16, Fuji TV reported. Otani’s wife, who was out during the day, noticed the child had lost consciousness when she returned home, and took her to a hospital. The hospital notified a child welfare center on Feb 17 about a case of possible abuse.
The baby underwent surgery on her head and was in a serious but stable condition on Wednesday, police said.
Otani and his wife have two daughters. The older girl showed no signs of having been abused. Police quoted Otani as saying he “might have injured his daughter.”© Japan Today