Police in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 79-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder after he assaulted his 53-year-old ailing son with a hammer at their home.
According to police, Masahiro Mayama has admitted to hitting his son Takeya several times with a 30-cm-long metal hammer as he slept at around 12:50 a.m. on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. Mayama’s wife woke up and called 110.
Police rushed to the scene and found Takeya bleeding from a head wound. He was taken to hospital where doctors said his injuries will take about six months to recover from.
Police said Takeya has a chronic illness and recently moved in with his parents. His father was quoted by police as saying he tried to kill his son because he was worried about his future.© Japan Today