Teenager hangs self in Lagawe

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LAGAWE, Ifugao August 14 – A 16-year old out-of-school youth died after he allegedly hanged himself inside a room in their residence at Dayuhan, Bunay, here, Saturday.

Police authorities identified the victim as Jacob Pungan Kimayong, 16, single, out of school youth and a resident of Sitio Dayuhan, Burnay, Lagawe, Ifugao.

Initial police investigation showed the victim and his companions had a drinking session but he decided to go home to take a rest.

Based on the information given by his relatives, the victim arrived home and proceeded to a room where he slept with the door locked.

When his father passed through the window of the room that was not locked to see his son, he was surprised to see the lifeless body of the victim hanging on the ceiling with a nylon cord tied around his neck.

He was immediately rushed to the Natuwolan District Hospital for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians and that he could have died over 12 hours since his body was discovered.

The victim’s remains was brought to their residence to be given the appropriate wake and burial.

By Dexter A. See

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