Police in Saitama City have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of abusing her 3-year-old daughter by burning her with a hair iron.
According to police, Asuka Honma, who works in an adult entertainment establishment, abused her daughter by pressing the hot hair iron against her right arm at their apartment at around 7 p.m. on Aug 3, Sankei Shimbun reported. An employee at the child’s daycare center noticed the injury and asked what had happened. The girl said her mother had done it.
Staff contacted a child welfare center and the girl was taken into protective custody in early September. Police said it took about two weeks for her arm to heal.
Police said Honma, who was arrested on Thursday, has denied the charge and is saying nothing about the incident. She lived alone with her daughter who is now four.© Japan Today