A 9-year-old elementary school student in Tokyo’s Adachi Ward is fighting for his life in hospital after a violent clash with a classmate put him into a state of cardio-respiratory arrest on Thursday.
According to police and school officials, the fight began at around 1:30 p.m. while the two boys, both 9, were cleaning the classroom during lunch time. The fight escalated as one of the boys began punching the other multiple times in the back and stomach, leaving him lying face down on one of the desks, crying, Fuji TV reported.
The boy who was being punched lost consciousness soon after and was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment. A hospital spokesperson said the boy suffered a brain aneurysm and is currently unconscious.
A classmate, who was observing the fight, was quoted as saying that the two often played fighting games like in "Kamen Rider" during lunch time.
According to police, there are also reports that there were bullying issues between the two boys.
There were no teachers in the classroom at the time of the accident.© Japan Today