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A college student tried to murder the chief of the Otsu board of education in Shiga Prefecture on Wednesday over an alleged coverup of bullying that led to a junior high school student’s suicide.

Kenji Sawamura, 65, who heads Otsu’s board of education, sustained minor head injuries after the 19-year-old male student attacked him with a 30-cm-long hammer at a municipal building, according to police.

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