Police in Honjo, Saitama Prefecture, have arrested a 36-year-old male caregiver on suspicion of beating an 82-year-old man at a nursing home.
According to police, the suspect, Koichi Yabutani, beat the elderly man on the left side of his face at around 2 a.m. on Friday, Sankei Shimbun reported. The man's injuries will take about two weeks to heal, doctors said.
The man's son noticed the injury when he came to visit his father on Saturday and notified police.
Yabutani was quoted by police as saying the elderly man got his nerves because he kept talking loudly to himself during the night.
Police are investigating to see if Yabutani has abused any other residents of the nursing home.© Japan Today