The parents of a three-year-old boy who died last December in Kyoto have been arrested on suspicion of fatally abusing the boy.
According to police reports, Jian Fujiwara lost consciousness at his home in Kyoto’s Ukyo Ward. A relative of his mother called 119 and said the boy had collapsed. Jian was taken to hospital where he died from head trauma two weeks later.
Police said the hospital reported that Jian had multiple bruises on his body which indicated he was bleeding under the skin aside from the head injury. Following an in-depth investigation, police this week arrested the boy’s father, Shinjo Fujiwara, 22, who is a company employee, and Jian’s 21-year-old mother, Shiori , who is unemployed, on suspicion of fatal abuse.
Police said Shinjo has denied the allegations of child abuse and quoted him as saying, “We never hurt Jian, but we did discipline him.” Shiori also denied the charge and said they never did anything to Jian that could be considered abuse.© Japan Today