ITOGON, Benguet – A 17-year old information technology (IT) student died after he allegedly hanged himself inside the room of their residence at Gardenia St. Monterrazas, here, Tuesday.
Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the alleged suicide victim as Genero Betudio Macasieb III, 17, single, IT student at Saint Louis, Baguio City and resident of Poblacion, Itogon, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed that his relatives noticed that the television and the comfort room of the second floor where the victim was staying were open prompting them to check if something wrong went inside their house.
When they noticed that the victim was not around, they went to check on the attic room and to their surprise, they saw the lifeless body of the victim hanging on the ceiling of the room with a cord tied around his neck.
The family of the victim declined to subject his body to the required autopsy.
The case is still undergoing further investigation by the authorities.
By Dexter A. See