A man was arrested on Monday on suspicion of cutting off his second son’s little toe in September last year. The boy also had signs of burns on his upper body and police are investigating the possibility of child abuse.
Manabu Nagaishi ,an unemployed 39-year-old resident of Okayama City, is suspected of cutting off his son’s toe on his left foot with scissors or a similar instrument at home on Sept 17 last year. Police said Nagaishi has denied the allegation and refused to say anything.
According to police, Nagaishi’s second son had been living at a child care facility since he was 1 year old as Nagaishi reportedly wanted to focus on raising his eldest son, and was visiting home at the time of the incident. With the toe dangling at the joint, Nagaishi’s wife took the boy to the hospital, and the toe healed after about six weeks. The boy continues to live at the facility.
The couple had four children until the eldest son died from an illness.© Wire reports