Police in Sapporo have arrested a 26-year-old man for abusing his 4-month-old daughter during the summer.
According to police, Toshiyuki Miyamoto began beating his daughter Yuki sometime in July of this year. The abuse which included hitting her in the head and face, continued for almost a month, TV Asahi reported Wednesday.
Yuki was hospitalized serious head and brain injuries. Police said that on Aug 5, Yuki's condition took a sudden turn for the worse and she began convulsing uncontrollably and fell unconscious. Miyamoto and his 22-year-old wife took their daughter to the hospital where nurses noticed signs of Yuki's abuse and notified both the police and child protective services.
Yuki's mother told police she never noticed abuse of any kind.
Miyamoto was quoted by police as saying he started beating his daughter everyday after he was forced to quit his job and remain at home, TV Asahi reported. He said the stress became too much.
Police said Yuki remains in a coma.© Japan Today