Tokyo: A father who allegedly confined his mentally ailing son in a small cage for greater than twenty years was arrested on Saturday in western Japan, police and information reviews mentioned.
Police arrested 73-year-old Yoshitane Yamasaki on suspicion of imprisoning his son, now aged 42, at their home within the metropolis of Sanda in Hyogo prefecture, a neighborhood police spokesman informed AFP.
Additional particulars of the case weren’t obtainable because the investigation continues to be underway, the spokesman mentioned.
In keeping with native media reviews, the son was pressured to reside inside a picket cage — one metre (three.three toes) excessive and 1.eight metre huge — in-built a prefabricated hut subsequent to the primary home.
The suspect has reportedly admitted the allegations.
“I made my son reside in a cage for greater than 20 years as a result of he has psychological issues and acted up,” the daddy earlier informed metropolis officers, in response to public broadcaster NHK.
The daddy mentioned he fed his son and let him bathe each different day.
The son, whose identify has been withheld, is in a steady situation however is affected by a bent again, NHK mentioned, including that he was despatched to a welfare facility.