Police in Sodegaura, Chiba Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old man for fatally beating his one-month-old daughter at their home on Jan 9.
According to police, Shota Sato, a construction worker, told police his daughter, Ayane, cried incessantly during the night of Jan 9, TBS reported. Sato was quoted by police as saying that out of frustration at not being able to get Ayane to stop crying, he hit her face and covered her mouth.
Police said that Sato also inflicted severe head injuries upon the child. Sato's 26-year-old wife, who is a shift worker, noticed Ayane was unconscious when she came home the next day and rushed her to the hospital. However, the child succumbed to head injuries on Jan 28, police said.
Sato was quoted as saying, "After repeated attempts at comforting her and trying to make her stop crying, she just wouldn't, and so I became furious!"© Japan Today