Police in Saitama Prefecture have arrested an unemployed 37-year-old woman on suspicion of beating her 4-month-old daughter.
According to police, Rie Tamura beat her daughter in the face at their home in Iruma City on May 21. Fuji TV reported that the infant suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, but is in a stable condition in hospital.
Police said Tamura and her daughter lived with her 43-year-old husband, who was away on a business trip at the time of the assault. Tamura took her daughter over to her mother's house to spend a few days. However, on Monday, Tamura's mother noticed there was something wrong with the child and they took her to the hospital where staff notified police that the child might have been beaten.
Tamura has admitted to beating her daughter, but has so far given no motive, police said.© Japan Today