Grade 12 student hangs self in Atok

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ATOK, Benguet October 04 – A 20-year old Grade 12 pupil died after he allegedly hanged himself inside his room with the use of a fan belt at Sayangan, Paoay, here, Tuesday.

            Police authorities identified the alleged suicide victim as Jezreel Martinez Sacley, 20, single, grade 12 student of St. Pauls Academy, and resident of Sayangan, Paoay, Atok, Benguet.

            Initial police investigation showed that the victim came down from his room while his father was cooking their breakfast and then returned upstairs after a few moments.

            His father told probers that when he finished cooking breakfast, he went to call his son to eat and upon opening the door of his room, he was surprised to see him hanging on the ceiling with a fan belt tied around his neck.

            He called for help and his two sons aided each other in bringing the victim down from the ceiling and rushed him to the Atok District Hospital.

            However, the victim was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians.

            The case is still subject to further investigation by the responding police operatives.

By Dexter A. See

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