Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested a 51-year-old public servant on suspicion of injuring his daughter by sticking chopsticks into her ear.
According to police, Akihiko Ikeda, a deputy director at the Yamagata Prefectural Government’s Murayama branch, stuck a pair of chopsticks into his 9-year-old daughter’s right ear on Dec 6 at their house in Sendai’s Aoba ward, Fuji TV reported. The daughter suffered an abrasion to her ear.
Ikeda’s wife contacted police on Dec 21.
The daughter had been temporarily placed in the custody of the local children's welfare facility.
Ikeda was quoted by police as saying he wanted to discipline his daughter.
Police believe that Ikeda may have been abusing his family on a regular basis.© Japan Today