PNP probes death of Grade 12 student in Laguna due to alleged hazing
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday said an in-depth investigation on the death of an 18-year-old student in Laguna who allegedly died due to hazing is underway.
“Police investigators will study the autopsy report so as to identify the extent of injuries and the objects used against the victim. I am also instructing our probers to identify the suspects at the soonest possible time,” PNP Chief General Dionardo Carlos said in a statement.
The Kalayaan Municipal Police Station in Laguna is conducting the probe.
Police said a Grade 12 student identified as Reymarc Rabutazo was brought to the Gen. Cailles Hospital after suffering from injuries reportedly sustained during initiation rites by the Tau Gamma Fraternity. The victim was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.
Police also said that based on initial investigation, the incident took place in a mountainous area in Barangay San Juan.
Carlos urged other possible victims to come forward and cooperate with authorities.
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