A HIGH school student in Marikina City died after he was allegedly punched in the head by an older classmate during an altercation on Friday.
Marikina City police chief Senior Supt. Vincent Calanoga said John Allen Salvador, 14, a Grade 8 student of the National Christian Life College (NCLC) in Marikina City and a resident of Brgy. Sta. Barbara, San Mateo town, Rizal province, died on Monday.
Salvador was rushed to the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center after the punching incident but he slipped into a coma after a portion of his brain swelled.
The 15-year-old student who punched Salvador is now under the custody of the city’s Social Welfare and Development.