Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his one-month-old son, causing him to suffer brain damage.
According to police, Toshiyuki Okawauchi, a company employee, abused his son by shaking him violently at their apartment at around 11:30 a.m. on Dec 27, Sankei Shimbun reported. The child lost consciousness and Okawauchi took him to a hospital which later notified police about a case of probably child abuse.
Police said Okawauchi has denied the charge and quoted him as saying he shook his son because he wouldn’t stop crying but denied any intent to injure him.
The infant remains in hospital in a serious condition, police said Friday.© Japan Today