Police in Moka City, Tochigi Prefecture, have arrested a 32-year-old man and his 39-year-old wife on suspicion of abusing their six-year-old son by scalding him with boiling water.
According to police, the incident occurred during a week-long period in mid-May. Fuji TV reported Teruki Mayama and his wife Mayumi, who were arrested on Monday, have denied the charge.
The boy's teacher at school noticed burn marks on the boy and notified police.
Police said they suspect the couple of abusing their son after a hospital reported burn marks on the boy's back and stomach, as well as marks on his wrists, indicating that he may have been tied up.© Japan Today