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Japan's Sanspo is reporting that a 39 year-old Yukihiko Sakata was arrested after repeatedly striking his 3 year-old daughter in the head and around the eyes with a plastic toy. "I was getting back for losing at a video game," the father said in a sworn statement. The child needs to be hospitalized for a month.

3歳の娘殴った父親逮捕「ゲームで負けた腹いせ [Sanspo]

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