Teen Suicide

CAMP JUAN, Ilocos Norte — A 16-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself at the living room of his house in Dumalneg town, police reported yesterday. 

Bennysel Reyes, a resident from the remote village of Purok Saniata in Dumalneg town, was found hanging by the neck by his mother last Monday, said PO1 Ferdinand Sacsac, duty investigator of Dumalneg Police Station.

When asked what could have driven the teenaged boy to commit suicide, Sacsac said the victim’s mother told probers that her son was suffering from an incurable illness. (Freddie G. Lazaro)