Police in Tosu, Saga Prefecture, have arrested a 28-year-old caregiver on suspicion of abusing his one-month-old son by hitting the boy's head against the floor.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 3 a.m. on Oct 6. The father, Tatsuhiro Terasaki, is accused of slamming his son’s head into the carpeted floor in the living room of their apartment at around 3 a.m., Sankei Shimbun reported. At 6 a.m., Terasaki’s wife noticed there was something wrong with her son and took him to a hospital where doctors said he had suffered a fractured skull and acute subdural hematoma.
The hospital notified a child welfare facility about a case of possible child abuse and contacted police on Oct 7. Police said Terasaki has admitted to the charge but has so far given no reason for his actions.
Terasaki and his wife live with their son and two-year-old daughter.© Japan Today