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Woman arrested for abusing 2-month-old daughter

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Police in Osaka have arrested a 28-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of abusing her two-month-old daughter by throwing her onto the floor at her house.

According to police, the woman, whose name hasn’t been released, threw her daughter onto the wooden floor in the living room of her house in Hirano Ward at around 10 a.m. on March 6, Sankei Shimbun reported. The girl suffered an acute subdural hematoma and a fractured skull. Police said Friday that her condition was serious but stable.

Police said the woman lives with her husband, who is in his 30s, and her daughter. Her husband was not at home when the incident occurred.

When the family went out for a drive on March 8, the child experienced a fit of spasms. Her father called 119 and she was taken to hospital. After examining the baby, the hospital contacted police about a case of possible child abuse.

Police said the woman has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she was stressed out from child-rearing and got angry when her daughter wouldn’t stop crying.

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Police said the woman has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she was stressed out from child-rearing and got angry when her daughter wouldn’t stop crying.

Being stressed out from child raring I can believe, but throwing a baby onto the floor is not gonna make it stop crying. Some people should not have children.

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Scumbag. She needs to be surgically sterilized. Shes a horrible excuse for a mother and a useless woman. How can these animals avoid punishment?

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And the father did not notice anything with the baby when he got home that evening? I always picked my babies up as soon as I got home.

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quoted her as saying she was stressed out from child-rearing and got angry when her daughter wouldn’t stop crying.

Because of a lack of information, I can't properly comment on the situation. But this situation could be part of the reason why men need to be okay with and fully allowed to take parental leave. She could be going through post partum depression and maybe needed help. If you spend enough time around the mother of your child after the baby is born, you will notice those stressful moments and be able to step in.

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@JJ Jetplane

thank you.

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Stressed out after only 2 months? Girl you got 19 years and 10 months to go.

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Post natal depression issues ? She should be given Medical help rather than being arrested - what help is that going to do ?

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Imprison the filthy coward child abuser that did this, for a long time, and prevent her from ever contacting this poor girl.

I just hope the little baby recovers fully.

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stressed out from child-rearing

Just one of many reasons I don’t plan on having kids.

Scumbag. She needs to be surgically sterilized. Shes a horrible excuse for a mother and a useless woman. How can these animals avoid punishment?

Whoooooa you gotta bring your energy levels all the way down, buddy. And what do you mean she “avoided punishment”? She’s been arrested. You literally only had to read the headline. Man, reading comprehension ain’t what it used to be.

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She’s been arrested. You literally only had to read the headline.

oh yeah, you’re right, that’s some punishment. She’s been arrested only to be let off with forced counseling and maybe, and it’s very slight, a suspended sentence.

When I said punished I meant actually something that would stick. Physical punishment in the form of incarceration or severe financial punishment.

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@JJ Jetplane

Because of a lack of information, I can't properly comment on the situation.......She could be going through post partum depression and maybe needed help. If you spend enough time around the mother of your child after the baby is born, you will notice those stressful moments and be able to step in.

Well said.

We don't know the details. It's possible that she is a terrible mother and has a cold and uncaring attitude towards her baby, or has other negative issues. Or maybe, as you said, is experiencing post partum depression and stress, but in a moment of frustration hurt her baby. Maybe there are other situations in her life or family that contributed to the stress such as financial worries. Maybe she is horrified and what she's done, is very remorseful and will be a great mother from now on. I hope so.

This type of scenario comes up regularly. A parent hurts and baby in frustration because the baby won't stop crying. It is very frustrating and trying, especialy for new parents, when a baby is crying all night and you don't know why and you've tried everything to soothe them.

Child bearing and raising is the greatest job in the whole world and the most demanding and difficult. Rather than condemn this woman, let's let the judge look into it and decide based on the facts. She might need some punishment, but the best case scenario is remorse, reunification with her baby and being a great mother, having learned some deep lessons from this incident.

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I think we'll see a lot less of these situations if more education was given to young people to prepare them for parenthood.

There is no society without childbearing. So parenting is our greatest service to humanity and should be given the highest priority in education both at home and at school. Solid, practical advice and training from parents and in high schools to prepare young people for eventual marriage and parenthood would go a long way to prevent tragedies such as those we read about regularly.

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Tragic. And as ever, we have no idea of what her circumstances are. What kind of life she has had. Not that this means we should condone such horror. Rather, we should ask for better support systems for vulnerable people.

Scumbag. She needs to be surgically sterilized. Shes a horrible excuse for a mother and a useless woman. How can these animals avoid punishment?

Physical punishment in the form of incarceration or severe financial punishment.

And of course, mental health services need improving. Not only for those who commit such abuses but for those who violently fantasize over hurting and killing Japanese women.

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Not enough information and leaves much as speculation. Just terrible parenting to throw any child like a rag doll on a wooden floor.

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Poor baby, cannot call her a woman she's a monster

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Just by reading the father didn't notice the child was in an accident tells some of the mothers story of being stressed. someone has to take care of new born children along with their mothers. I've heard that some mothers get in serious mental conditions just after 6 weeks. I've heard some mom saying she saw her baby with a broken neck. creepy isn't it?

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Police said the woman has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she was stressed out from child-rearing and got angry when her daughter wouldn’t stop crying.

So sad. This is what newborn babies do! They cry when they want something because they cannot communicate. Why do people not understand that if the baby cries, it could be either of the following :

Wet diaper

Need milk

Wants to sleep

Cold/hot

Too loud

Simply just want someone to pick them up!

There's no need to abuse the baby for either of those!

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There's just no excuse to chuck a baby onto the floor. None!

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