Japan mother and boyfriend arrested for allegedly forcing daughter to take cold bath and binding her wrists
Japan Times -- Feb 22
A mother and her boyfriend were arrested Thursday for allegedly injuring the woman's 8-year-old daughter by binding her wrists and forcing her into a cold bath at their home in Fukuoka Prefecture last month, police said.

The 29-year-old mother, whose name is being withheld to prevent the girl from being identified, and Jun Yahiro, 29, allegedly injured the daughter in the afternoon of Jan. 24 at their home in the city of Chikushino.

Yahiro, who lived with the two, is also suspected of hitting the girl several times around midnight that day, according to the police.

The woman and Yahiro have admitted to the allegations, according to police.

"I did it to discipline her because she had wet the bed," the mother was quoted by the police as saying.

Investigators suspect the girl may have been subjected to daily abuse.

A teacher at the girl's elementary school found bruises on her body on Jan. 25 and the school informed a local child welfare center, which took her into protective custody the same day and reported the case to police.

福岡県筑紫野市で8歳の長女の手を縛って無理やり水風呂に入れたり 繰り返し殴ったりするなどの暴行を加え、けがをさせたとして、 母親と、同居する29歳の男の2人が逮捕されました。
News sources: Japan Times, ANNnewsCH
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