Tochigi prefectural police said Monday they have arrested a 28-year-old man for allegedly suffocating his 9-month-old son in his Utsunomiya apartment on March 15.
According to Sankei Shimbun, the man has been identified as Ryota Harada, a 28-year-old civil servant. He was arrested in Chiba City where he now lives. Harada was quoted by police as saying that he became enraged because the baby wouldn't stop crying, Sankei reported.
Harada allegedly suffocated the boy with a blanket at around 6 a.m. on March 15 and dialed the police emergency number immediately afterward. The boy’s body showed no immediate signs of abuse, police said. They gave no explanation as to why it took so long to press charges, Sankei reported.© Japan Today