Police on Monday arrested a 29-year-old man for allegedly beating his 3-month-old son to death on Sunday night. According to police, Takaya Sato, 29, punched his son Ryuki several times in the stomach around 7 p.m. Sunday night. Police said Sato called an ambulance about four hours later but the boy died in the ambulance on the way to hospital.
Police said Ryuki died from severe abdominal bleeding. Sato lives with his wife and a 1-year-old daughter who were not home at the time. Sato initially told the ambulance crew that Ryuki had injured himself by falling off a chair. But doctors at the hospital called police. Sato has so far given no motive for the attack, police said Tuesday.© Japan Today