A nurse was arrested at a hospital in the town of Sayo, Hyogo Prefecture, on suspicion of pushing down on the chest of an elderly patient and breaking her ribs. Five other patients at the hospital were found to have had their ribs broken in a similar way.
According to police, in January, the nurse, Sayuri Hamuro, 26, used both hands to push down on the chest of an 85-year-old female patient hard enough to break her ribs. When it was noticed that another male patient had similarly received injury, a search revealed that six male and female elderly patients had suffered from broken ribs.
Police say Hamuro has admitted to the charges.© News reports