Iranian woman who burned cop’s hand has ‘mental illness’

/ 09:44 AM February 21, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Iranian woman who allegedly punched and kicked a policeman and even burned his left hand has a mental illness, police clarified on Wednesday.


The woman, whose name is being withheld, was brought to the Puerto Galera Municipal Police Station on Sunday after allegedly causing a disturbance in Barangay Tabinay. At the police station, she allegedly turned aggressive and berated police officers.

READ: Iranian woman burns Puerto Galera cop’s hand with cigarette


Police Officer 2 Ferr Henrick Mangarin, the woman’s supposed victim, was about to file a case of direct assault against a person in authority against her when police noticed that she was “behaving abnormally” and was “blabbering incoherently” in a foreign language.

Police said a certain Mariar Momtazi Tehrani, also an Iranian and a friend of the woman, later called and informed them that the woman was suffering from a “mental illness.”

Police coordinated with the Puerto Galera Municipal Health Office and a doctor conducted a test on the woman. The doctor diagnosed her as suffering from a Bipolar 1 Disorder and noted that she had self-inflicted multiple contusions and hematoma in her hands and arms.

Upon knowing the condition of the woman, Mangarin executed an affidavit of disinterest to file a case.

The family of the woman requested that she remain at the police station pending the arrival of members of the Iranian Embassy to produce an urgent VISA for her. /cbb

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