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Couple arrested for beating 10-month-old daughter

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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.

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Sicko man by your example you teach your son it is alright to beat up females.

As for you lady, you do not have to follow his example you can always take your children and walk out on him..

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He started beating the baby 1 month after her birth!? This man should definitely/obviously be in jail. Wonder what will happen to him though...

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There are no words for this crime. I hope she recovers, finds a loving home, and forgets how her own "parents" treated her.

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I hope the son is examined for abuse. This abusive behavior didn't just start. If there are family members that can take in the children they should be checked out and take in these little ones. Even if the wife was abused, it was NO reason for her to take it out on the baby. These two should be prosecuted.

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put this violent swine away for a long time....why do women even stay with a man like this???....mind boggling.

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@Chucky138

As for you lady, you do not have to follow his example you can always take your children and walk out on him..

Easier said than done... ("Been there, TRIED to do that"...)

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He needs to be locked in a jail in a country where child abusers/molesters really get dealt with.

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Correct FightingViking, Not the same situation but when I had some problems I noted the lame brain simplistic ideas that people gave as advice which only made the situation worse because they were more judgmental than practical. So she decides to leave then what? where does she live? how does she earn money? and where do the kids go when shes at work? and what will the readers here say when she is found guilty of neglecting her kids while working late at night? probably that she deserves to go to gaol and so it goes.

Also there is nothing in this article to suggest that she did or didn't have any thing to do with the beatings so it is possible that she should be locked up also or maybe not.

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@Fightviking.

Easier said than done... ("Been there, TRIED to do that"...)<

That too depend on what she really want to do, You always have a choice and it is up to you to make the choice.

1) Unless she is worried about money, which could be fix if she is willing to work. 2) Worry that husband will stalk her, get a court order. 3) Worry about relatives looking down on you, you cannot worry about what other thinks, you got ta to live your own life and bring up the children. We can debate point by point, but at the end it is still up to the person to make a choice, There is always a choice

I wish you all the best, and hopefully thing will turn out fine for you and your family..... :)

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Coward!

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Why did she wait til the kid was practically dead to seek help.Shame on her too!

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worst thing is he's denying the charges. Such a low life.

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Hang them both. I hope and pray the little angel pulls through and finds a loving family.

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@Chucky138

1) Unless she is worried about money, which could be fix if she is willing to work. 2) Worry that husband will stalk her, get a court order. 3) Worry about relatives looking down on you, you cannot worry about what other thinks, you got ta to live your own life and bring up the children. We can debate point by point, but at the end it is still up to the person to make a choice, There is always a choice

I wish you all the best, and hopefully thing will turn out fine for you and your family..... :)

Thank you for the thought however - None of the above... I was already working and had paid for three airline tickets to escape to "gaikoku" with our two children... Hubby found the tickets (under the lining in the boot of my car...) He then "hid" our elder son (aged 5) with "friends" in Kyushu (we lived in the Kansai area) but I managed to escape with our younger son (not yet three years old) and drove to Tokyo. It was my mother who advised me to "stay in Japan" until I could get custody of the elder son, advising me that they would consider I'd "abandoned him" if I left to go and join her. We "hid" in different places in Tokyo. I found a good job (I had always been working even after our marriage...) and a "daycare centre" for my son. That was many years ago and thankfully, the younger son has been working for several years already, in fact, taking care of his mother now. As for our elder boy... we have NO idea what happened to him...

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very very cruel act.. a crime against humanity... how you raise your hand to beat your own daughter?

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All readers back on topic please.

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They beat their 10-month-old daughter into a coma and the father tried to blame his two-year-old son?

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This kind of news makes my blood boil. I agree with the above posters.

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My son is 10 months old. I can't imagine me or my husband ever laying a finger on him. Poor little baby...

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Please for the love of god start education programs on how to raise children and what to expect.

Japanese people think children are pets and should never cry.

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These people need to have their kids taken away and be forced sterilized. Unacceptable .

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Somebody needs to beat these two.

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Never get any kind og anger is the moral enunciated here. properly chastise angry parents any where. Anger is no solution but peaceful reconciliation is vital sirs.

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this is when i really wish the justice system used an "eye for and eye." somebody should beat these parents senseless and put them in a coma. that will make them stop abusing their kids for sure!

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Hopefully the prisoners sharing a cell with Yuta happen to keep up with the news. They might break 8 of his bones and put him into a coma.

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i believe the wife.

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Evil beyond belief.

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It doesnt matter who is to blame, a innocent child is in a coma because of these idiots! I swear some of these young parents need classes on how not to kill their children. Theyre not pets.

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Someone needs to beat the parents senseless (or at least, the girl's father) for what they did to that poor little girl.

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Japanese people just running behind money, they don't like true relations , relative, friends. No where to reduce stress. As a result became cruel to son or daughter. Seeing the Japan today's crime news it seems Japan also became insecure day by day.

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They both need to be jailed, if he was beating the baby and her, why stay with him?

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Title and first parts seem to indicate both were beating her. Then it makes it seem like it is only the guy. Either way, she is just as bad in my eyes for allowing her daughter to get beat. Not sure how the court will see it though..

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He was cruel and she was confused. I blame the man and not the wife.

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How can you be confused about your child getting beat to (possible) death? If she doesn't recognize it as a bad thing then she is just as cruel. Also as I mentioned already the article states that both did the beating.

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