A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting bodily injury on his 8-year-old stepdaughter at their home in Koga City, Ibaraki Prefecture.
According to police, Kiichi Tsuji, a painter, grabbed the child by the arms and hurled her across the room, fracturing her collarbone and causing other injuries, on Jan 26, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Two days after the incident, Tsuji’s wife contacted her daughter’s school and said she couldn’t attend classes because she was injured. Finding the phone call suspicious, the school notified the police through child welfare officials.
Police said Tsuji has admitted to the charge. They said they are also questioning the girl’s mother.© Japan Today