Police in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, said Monday they have arrested a 34-year-old man after he allegedly beat his elementary school son several times with a wooden bat at their home.
According to police, the unnamed suspect, who is a company employee, beat his son at around 10:25 a.m. on Saturday. Police said that after he was beaten by his father, the boy ran out of the house and asked a passerby for help. The passerby took him to a police station.
The child suffered injuries to his thigh and arms, police said.
The boy's father was quoted by police as saying he beat his son “to discipline him.”© Japan Today