A 24-year-old man in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture, has been arrested for fatally abusing his two-month-old son. The child died three days after being hit by his father, police said Friday.
According to police, the suspect, Yuta Kai, hit his son across the face with the palm of his hand at their apartment last December, TBS reported. Three days later, Kai's wife noticed that something was wrong with the child and took him to the hospital for a medical examination. However, the boy died later that day.
Police said an autopsy was unable to identify the exact cause of death. However, bruises were seen in several places on the child's body.
Following his arrest, Kai was quoted by police as admitting he had beat his son. He has also admitted beating his wife, as well.© Japan Today