Police in Osaka have arrested a 25-year-old woman on suspicion of abusing her six-month-old daughter last year. The child suffered multiple head fractures and remains half paralyzed, police said.
Police have charged the mother, Yuka Dogin, with beating the child last April at their home in Suminoe Ward. Sankei Shimbun reported that at the time, Dogin was living with her husband, 28, and two-year-old son.
Dogin, who was arrested on Tuesday, was quoted by police as saying she doesn’t want to say anything right now.
According to police, on the evening of April 12 last year, Dogin called 119, claiming that her child’s complexion was bad. She said that her daughter had fallen from her cot. However, doctors said the girl had a fractured skull and the left side of her brain was in a state of cerebral infarction. The girl is currently paralyzed on the right side of her body and hospitalized with no chance of full recovery, doctors say.
Meanwhile, local media reported Wednesday that after giving birth to her daughter in September 2015, Dogin consulted the Child Welfare Office and said, “I don’t think my child is cute.” The newborn baby was then taken into protective custody at a hospital for infants but released back into the custody of her parents at the end of March 2016.