Police said Friday they have arrested a 21-year-old man for pouring boiling water on his girlfriend’s 4-year-old son at their apartment in Okayama.
According to a report on NTV, the incident occurred on Tuesday just after 12 noon. The man, identified as Kota Kamiyama, became angry with the boy after he drank juice without asking for permission, police said. Kamiyama then allegedly threw a cup of hot water on the boy, scalding him from his shoulder to his lower back.
Police say Kamiyama, who is unemployed, is also accused of punching and head-butting the boy’s 25-year-old mother, NTV reported.