Monday, October 23, 2017
Close  
newsinfo / Nation

Police try to take ‘Kulot’ from wake

newsinfo / Nation
  • share this

Police try to take ‘Kulot’ from wake

/ 07:47 PM September 12, 2017

 

Reynaldo de Guzman, 14. File Photo

Alleged members of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) reportedly tried to take the remains of 14-year-old Reynaldo “Kulot” De Guzman from his wake in Cainta on Tuesday.

A source privy to the incident said the police went to the house of the teenager’s family around 1 p.m. on Tuesday and allegedly insisted on taking the boy’s body, claiming it was not De Guzman.

ADVERTISEMENT

This incident came a day after the PNP released the result of the DNA test it conducted purportedly on the dead teenager, saying that the body found floating on a river in Gapan, Nueva Ecija was not that of De Guzman.

According to the source, the parents refused to give the body to the alleged policemen, maintaining that the burial of their son would push through on Wednesday, which then led to a commotion.

The source said De Guzman’s mother, Lina, panicked and had to be taken out from the scene. A psychiatrist from the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) had previously evaluated Lina due to signs of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The source added that the policemen eventually backed off allegedly upon receiving orders from the “higher ups”. /kga

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Kulot, PAO, PNP‎, Reynaldo de Guzman, teen death
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.




© Copyright 1997-2016 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved