Police in Ojiya, Niigata Prefecture, said Thursday they have arrested a 26-year-old man for abusing his 2-month-old son.
According to police, Hikari Ishida, a company employee, injured the child during the Golden Week holidays in early May. Fuji TV quoted police as saying that Ishida shook the child violently, breaking his ribs. The child also suffered a skull fracture and subarachnoid hemorrhage, police said.
In mid-May, Ishida took his ailing son to a clinic. The doctor notified a social worker who in turn called police.
Police quoted Ishida as saying that he lost his temper because his son wouldn't stop crying.
Ishida lives with his 23-year-old wife and their two children. His oldest son, who is 1, and his wife were away at the time of the incident. Ishida's wife told police she was unaware that the child had suffered internal injuries until he was taken to the clinic, Fuji reported.© Japan Today