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Man arrested for abusing 8-month-old daughter in February


Police in Kochi City have arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of abusing his baby daughter in February. The child, who was 8 months old at the time, has been in a coma ever since.

According to police, Shinji Yamashita, a company employee, has admitted to violently shaking his daughter and hitting her head between 7:30 p.m. and midnight on Feb 19, Sankei Shimbun reported. Yamashita call 119, saying there was something wrong with his daughter, and she was taken to hospital. Doctors determined she had suffered cranial hemorrhaging from SBS (shaken baby syndrome) and notified police about a case of possible child abuse.

Police quoted Yamashita, who was arrested on Sunday, as saying he did not mean to injure his daughter.

Yamashita lives with his wife and another daughter, aged 5. At the time, his wife was working and his other daughter was asleep.

The hospital said there had been no change in the baby’s condition and she remains in a coma. The 5-year-old daughter was taken into temporary protective custody in March but police said there were no signs that she had been abused and she was returned home.

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Tragic. We seem to be seeing these stories more frequently. Something is deeply wrong with child-raising education here.

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Why someone do a thing like that, I don’t understand why parents could unload your frustrations and anger on yours baby children, so sad

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I hope once the 5 year old daughter was returned home, that father was ordered out of the house by the courts and to have No Contact with his daughters. The 5 year old daughter is not safe with the father anywhere around her.

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This guy was suspected of abuse in February, but only now arrested?? 10 months to figure that out even when he admitted he shook her and hit her in the head??? Top notch police work there... SMH.

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from SBS (shaken baby syndrome) 

Wait...Is that a thing ??

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from SBS (shaken baby syndrome) 

Wait...Is that a thing ??


It is something serious most doctors look out for in most cases dealing with abused babies with brain hemorrhage.

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When a baby is shaken violently, their brain this slammed back and forth against the inside of the skull causing injury or even death.

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Yamashita call 119, saying there was something wrong with his daughter.......

Nope just you buddy. Just you.

But now there is definitely something wrong with her, as she is in a coma. Thanks to you.

Have a good day.

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