Woman arrested for beating 8-year-old son
Aug. 04, 2012 OSAKA —
Police said Friday they have arrested a 29-year-old woman in Osaka for allegedly beating her 8-year-old son.
The woman, who has been named as Chisato Kuroki, was arrested by police at her home on Thursday after her husband reported that she had been abusing the couple’s son, Fuji TV reported.
Officers arrived at the couple’s Minato Ward apartment at around 5 p.m., 15 minutes after receiving the call, and found the boy had sustained an injury due to allegedly being punched by his mother moments earlier. Kuroki was arrested at the scene.
On Friday, members of staff at the boy’s school said they had noticed bruises on his back and torso previously and that the school had notified a juvenile consultation center, Fuji reported.
Kuroki was quoted by police as saying she hit her son because he wouldn’t listen to her.