TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A 48-year old inmate of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BHMP) died after he allegedly committed suicide by inflicting an incised wound on his neck inside a cell comfort room at Purok 6, Bulanao, here, Sunday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Randy Bautista Dela Cruz, 48 years old, married, plumber and resident of Dilag, Tabuk City.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim’s fellow inmate was about to use their cell comfort room but it was locked prompting him to knock several times.
When no one responded, he allegedly tried to forcibly open the door by kicking the same and to his surprise, he saw the victim’s body leaning face down with blood underneath him.
The victim allegedly sustained an incised wound on his neck with the use of a scalper blade that was found beside him during the conduct of investigation in the place of incident.
The cadaver of the victim was brought to a local funeral parlor for him to be given the necessary wake.
He was previously arrested by police operatives for the crime of rape with no bail recommended for his temporary liberty.
By Dexter A. See