An 18-year-old high school student was arrested Sunday on suspicion of trying to stab his sleeping father in the face and back in the middle of the night at their home in Mobara, Chiba Prefecture, police said Monday. The father received minor injuries.
According to police, the youth was brought to the police by his grandfather. He was quoted as saying, "I was angry and scared because my father kept abusing my mother and younger brother."
Police said the mother had consulted them earlier this month about her husband's violence but had not laid charges.© News reports