Officials at a child welfare center near Tokyo have admitted they failed to act after discovering that the father of a girl who later died of suspected domestic abuse had taken her from a relative's home.
Mia Kurihara, aged 10, was found dead at her home in Noda City, Chiba Prefecture, in late January. Police arrested her parents on suspicion of inflicting injuries that led to the girl's death.
The mother of a ten-year-old girl who died after suspected domestic violence has reportedly told police that she did not allow her daughter to leave their home for a month under her husband's instruction.
Mia Kurihara was found dead in her home in Noda city, Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, last month. Police arrested her father Yuichiro Kurihara last month on suspicion of inflicting injuries that led to Mia's death. Her mother Nagisa was also arrested on Monday.