A man in Joyo, Kyoto Prefecture, has been arrested for beating his grandmother and leaving her unconscious, police said Thursday.
According to police, Shigeki Kobayashi, 35, is accused of punching his 82-year-old grandmother in the face several times at around 11:30 a.m. on Dec 30 at the home they shared. The elderly woman was left with an acute subdural hematoma. NTV reported that on the evening of Dec 31, the woman still had not regained consciousness, so the man contacted his 63-year-old father who lived nearby.
Police said the woman was taken to a hospital on Jan 1. Hospital staff reportedly noticed bruises consistent with the woman having been punched and contacted the police.
During police questioning, Kobayashi was quoted as saying that he had lost his temper with his grandmother, who was suffering from senile dementia.