Taiwan: The seven-year-old boy who was thrown twenty-seven times on the floor during Judo practice in Taiwan dies in the hospital after being on life support for 70 days.
In the month of April, the boy suffered a brain haemorrhage after his practice session of the Judo class, during which both his coursemate and his coach thrown him during the practice.
The seven-year-old later went into a coma and was put on life support treatment. As per a local media house, the parents of the boy decided to withdraw him from life support after a time period of 70 days.
According to a local media house, the Judo coach of the deceased boy is in his late 60s and has been charged with the physical assault, which resulted in severe injury. He has also been charged for using a minor to commit a crime.
This month, the Judo coach was released this month on the bail amount of NT$100,000 ($3,583; £2,587). The coach has been only identified by his surname, that is – ‘Ho’.
As per the local media reports, the prosecutors would charge the Judo coach for the – ‘injury prompting death’ for the boy’s demise, and the coach is found guilty, he would have to face a minimum of seven years imprisonment and maximum life imprisonment.
The boy attended his Judo class on 21 April 2021 with his uncle. The deceased’s uncle stated that he filmed the practice session of the boy to show his mother that Judo is unsuitable for him.
In the video, during the practice session, the boy is seen slammed many times by his elder coursemate. He can also be seen screaming, but the coach orders him to stand and asks the other boy to continue the practice session before moving to pick him the boy and throw him to the ground himself.
Consequently, the boy passes out, though his family says his coach accused him of forging the unconsciousness. With this, the question that arises is why the deceased boys’ uncle did not make an effort to help him, but as per the experts of Taiwan stated, the long-seated notion of respect and honour for teachers.
The deceased boy’s mother told interviewers that his uncle felt terrible for what happened with the boy. Later, it was also found that the coach was unlicensed.
Boys’ mother asserted, “I still remember that morning when I took him to school, He turned around and said, ‘Mama goodbye’. By night, he had become like this.”
On Tuesday, the Fengyuan Hospital announced that the boy’s blood pressure and heart rate levels were dropping. After the doctors talked to his family, they agreed to withdraw life support.
This has caused aggression among the people of Taiwan, and they are demanding justice for the innocent seven-year-old boy.