Man hangs self after being stood up at mall


Being stood up apparently did not sit well with a 32-year-old despondent man who hanged himself late Saturday over the perceived slight in Quezon City.

“I waited for you at the mall until 4 p.m. but you never came,” read a note that Roderick Echalas wrote in Filipino before he killed himself inside his rented home on Rosal Street, Botanical Compound in Barangay (village) Central.

Police Officer 2 Anthony Tejerero of the Quezon City Police District’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit, however, said that they have yet to determine who Echalas had addressed his note to.

According to Tejerero, a group of children initially stumbled onto Echalas’ body at 1 a.m. Sunday when they peeked inside the door, which had been left open, of his house.

The children ran away when they saw the victim hanging from a wooden beam, alarming Echalas’ neighbors Josephine de la Torre, Lucas Giray and Rommel Cobangbang who were drinking nearby.

When the three decided to investigate, they found Echalas hanging from the ceiling, a nylon cord looped around his neck, prompting them to report their discovery to the police.

Tejerero said that according to the suicide’s neighbors, Echalas had rarely gone out of his house since his live-in partner left him three months ago.

Jeannette I. Andrade

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  • Mamang Pulis

    aw kaluoy—-lubid na nylon ginamit-

    kung may baril yan sigurado —at sensationalized na naman ang balita.

    kasi baril—yun lang.

  • nakatutok

    hindi kaya si VOKKIN eto?? nagbigti kasi naunsyami ang date sa FAfah?? VOOKIN hello???

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