A 17-year-old Japanese teen has been arrested after being accused of inflicting bodily harm on his 6-year-old sister and brutally kicking her to death on Aug. 1.

On Aug. 1, at around 9:40 a.m., the teen boy reportedly asked a neighbor to contact the police claiming that his sister had fallen from a jungle gym at the park. The girl was shortly found collapsed in the park and was rushed to a hospital for immediate treatment

Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the hospital later that day due to traumatic shock. Police officials in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, launched an investigation into the girl’s tragic death after being contacted by the health facility, Japan Today reported.

Following an investigation into the toddler's death, authorities have concluded that the teen brother may be the primary suspect in the victim's killing, accused of inflicting bodily harm on his sister and kicking her several times in the stomach as early as late July. Investigators have not revealed whether the boy has admitted to the accusation raised against him.

The teen boy and the victim reportedly lived together with their single mother. Investigators are questioning the mother to see if they can find further leads in the case.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a 21-year-old man was nabbed by police in Nanyo, Yamagata Prefecture on the suspicion of abusing his 2-year-old son by repeatedly kicking the young kid.

Shun Takeda, a company employee, allegedly kicked his son in the head and face several times at their apartment at around 8:15 p.m. on July 20. Child welfare authorities were alerted of possible child abuse on Aug. 5 after a person noticed bruises on the child's body.

The child was taken to a hospital but did not suffer serious injuries, the police said.

In another incident, an abusive brother from Eastern Cape has reportedly been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for brutally raping and attempting to murder his underage sister, Latin Times reported.

The horrifying crime reportedly took place on July 12, 2019, in their family home in Despatch.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson, Anelisa Ngcakani said the suspect had been visiting friends and "smoking drugs the whole day" on the date of the assault. At the time of the crime, the accused was reportedly alone at home with his sister, then 15. Their mother was gone for work in Gqeberha.

"An argument erupted between the two siblings and the brother started beating her with a brick. He then asked her for sex and she refused. He forcefully undressed her. She resisted and he struck her face with a brick. As he raped her, she scratched his face. He then continued striking her on the face and head with a brick," said Ngcakani.

The accused allegedly stabbed her with a knife after raping her and left her unconscious at the house. The accused was arrested on Nov. 5, 2019, and has been in custody since.

A 17-year-old Japanese teen has been arrested by the police for allegedly inflicting bodily harm on his 6-year-old sister and brutally kicking her to death on Aug. 1. This is a representational image. Pixabay

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