MPD probes death of Manila City Jail inmate
An inmate of the Manila City Jail died shortly after being rushed to the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center in Sta. Cruz, Manila, according to a police spot.
Initial information from the Manila Police District (MPD) identified the victim as Ramon Guevarra, 58, from Tondo Manila. Manila City Jail’s Medical Infirmary said the victim was seen gasping for breath before losing consciousness.
Despite being given first aid by the attending infirmary nurse, Guevarra remained unresponsive, prompting them to rush him to the hospital. Guevarra was declared dead on arrival by hospital physicians.
An initial examination of the victim’s body showed no signs of physical injuries. Guevarra’s body was then brought to a funeral parlor for autopsy and safekeeping.
According to the MPD, Guevarra was transferred to the Manila City Jail in August 2016 while his case for violation of R.A. 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 is being heard by the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 13.
Investigators have classified Guevarra’s death as “death under inquiry” until the autopsy is finished. Investigator on case is SPO2 Bernardo Cayabyab. /muf
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