Police in Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, have arrested a 50-year-old male caregiver on suspicion of assaulting an 87-year-old female nursing home resident.
Police said Kisai Sugita is accused of hitting the elderly woman’s head and face with a cell phone, Sankei Shimbun reported. The incident occurred during Sugita’s night shift on Aug 24-25.
Police quoted doctors as saying the victim suffered injuries which will require two months to recover from.
The woman’s relatives consulted police after noticing an unusual swelling on her face. Sugita’s cell phone was later found to contain photos of him abusing the woman by covering her face with a blanket and pinching her nose.
Police said Sugita has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I got mad at her because she wouldn’t go to sleep.”© Japan Today