The Tokyo Reporter

Hokkaido cops: Boy gashed chest before leaping from building in apparent suicide

A body believed to be that of a male high school student was found near an emergency staircase of an apartment building on Monday morning (TV Asahi)

HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police are investigating what is believed to have been a suicide after the body of a boy was found at an apartment building in Sapporo on Monday, report TV Asahi (June 26).

At just before 9:00 a.m., the body of a boy, believed to be a high school student, was found by a passerby of the building collapsed near an emergency staircase. Police arriving arriving at the scene confirmed him dead.

The boy’s chest had a shallow wound and one of his legs had a bone fracture, police said. A knife was also found nearby.

Police suspect that the boy gashed his chest with the knife before leaping from the staircase in taking his own life.

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