A male health care worker working at a nursing home for elderly people in Tokyo's Edogawa Ward has been arrested for repeatedly beating an elderly woman resident.
According to police, the suspect, Yosuke Matsuoka, 33, was arrested and charged with assault on Wednesday. TBS quoted police as saying that in April, Matsuoka struck the woman in her 80s across the face, inflicting serious injuries on her.
Police said that the woman was taken to hospital to be treated for head injuries. However, doctors found that some of the woman's internal organs had been ruptured due to blunt force trauma.
Following his arrest, Matsuoka was quoted as saying, "I just snapped. I was stressed out from work and relationships."
Police said that since arriving at the nursing home in February of last year, the elderly woman may have been subject to Matsuoka's assaults several times.© Japan Today