Detainee hangs himself inside his cell

SARRAT, Ilocos Norte (Nov. 12) – A man, who was under police custody,  allegedly hanged himself inside the detention cell of the PNP station here.

Police authorities identified the victim as Romulo Martinez, Jr., a resident of Imus, Santiago, Ilocos Sur but presently residing in Brgy. 9, of this town.

Reports said that policemen on duty found the body of Martinez, hanging inside his cell, lifeless. He looped a belt around his neck and tied it at the iron bar of his cell.

The victim was earlier detained  for frustrated homicide charges filed by his live-in partner. (Theo S. Guiang)