Grade 10 student stabbed 60 times in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY  – A Grade 10 student of the Pines City National High School (PCNHS) died after he was robbed and stabbed sixty times on the different parts of his body by still unidentified knife-wielding individuals along Labsan Street, Kayang Extension, here, Tuesday morning.
            Police authorities identified the fatality as Kenneth Velasco, a Grade 10 student of the PCNHS and a resident of Sunnyside, Fairview, Baguio City.
            Initial police investigation showed that the victim was on his way to school when he was waylaid by the three still unidentified knife-wielding suspects who then allegedly took his cellphone, tablet and his P200 pocket money for school.
            He was allegedly stabbed by the suspects using an ice pick 40 times around his neck while the other 20 stab wounds were distributed on the different parts of his body.
            The victim was rushed by concerned residents to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment but he was declared dead on arrival by attending physicians due to loss of blood as a result of the fatal stab wounds.
            Probers theorized the victim might have been a victim of an alleged gang war, thus, the conduct of an in-depth investigation on the motive behind the young person’s brutal murder.
By Dexter A. See