Police said Tuesday they have arrested a 23-year-old woman for allegedly assaulting her newborn twins.
The woman, who has been named as Ayana Nakano from Shizuoka, is accused of assaulting her two-week-old babies in March of last year during a trip to her parents' house in Fukuroi, Fuji TV reported. The attack allegedly included dashing them on the ground, causing serious injuries.
The attack came to light after the children underwent a medical check a month after their birth. Medical staff reportedly became suspicious and contacted child services.
A police investigation has revealed that one of the babies sustained a fractured skull in the attack, from which she took three months to heal. The other child sustained injuries to her head, arms and legs which police say took a month to heal, Fuji reported.
During police questioning, Nakano was quoted as saying that she couldn't sleep because the children wouldn't stop crying at night. She said she panicked and lashed out at them.© Japan Today