Police said Saturday that a couple in Tokyo's Machida have been arrested for beating their 10-month-old daughter several times. The child remains in a coma in hospital, suffering from internal bleeding and eight broken bones, police said.
According to police, the couple, Yuta and Satomi Kumagaya, both 26, beat their daughter last Tuesday and Wednesday at their home, TV Asahi reported. When the child lost consciousness, they took her to a hospital which notified police.
Police said Yuta has denied beating his daughter, saying their 2-year-old son hit his sister with a toy. But his wife was quoted by police as saying that he started beating the child one month after her birth and that she also was beaten by her husband, TV Asahi reported.© Japan Today