Police in Osaka have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his 5-year-old stepdaughter.
According to police, the man kicked his stepdaughter in the stomach at their apartment at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the man called 119 afterwards and said his daughter was unconscious.
Doctors said the the girl suffered internal injuries. The hospital contacted a child welfare consultation center, which then notified police.
The man was quoted by police as saying he kicked the girl because she lied to him.
The man and his wife lived with their three daughters, but only the second daughter was his stepdaughter.© Japan Today