• Kyodo


A truck driver in Kishiwada, Osaka Prefecture, and his girlfriend were arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempting to kill the man’s 15-year-old son by starving him.

Yasunobu Karasuno, 40, and Natsuyo Kawaguchi, 38, allegedly frequently beat the boy and stopped giving him regular food in June. He fell into a coma, was hospitalized in November and remains unconscious, police said.

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