Couple arrested for pouring scalding water over 11-year-old boy
Japan Today -- Jul 16
A couple in Tokyo was arrested Monday on suspicion of pouring scalding water four years ago over an 11-year-old boy who was living with them at the time, police said.

The boy suffered burns to his abdomen, back and feet that required three months' treatment.

Hiroaki Chubachi, 34, and his wife Ayako, 28, are suspected of pouring the scalding water over the boy at their home in Tokyo's Adachi Ward in mid-August 2015. They have admitted to the charge, they said.

The boy and his mother lived with the couple from 2012 after the mother met the Chubachis through religious activities.

2015年8月、東京・足立区で当時11歳の少年に熱湯を掛けてやけどをさせたとして、28歳の女と34歳の夫が逮捕されました。 中鉢綾子容疑者と夫の博晶容疑者は2015年8月、足立区の自宅で当時11歳の少年に熱湯を掛けて腹や背中などに全治3カ月程度のやけどをさせた疑いが持たれています。捜査関係者によりますと、当時、綾子容疑者は少年の母親と友人関係にあり、博晶容疑者とともに4人で同居していて少年を巻き込んだトラブルになったということです。少年の母親が「暴行を受けている」と相談し、警視庁が捜査していました。綾子容疑者と博晶容疑者は「お湯を掛けたことに間違いありません」と容疑を認めています。
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