Aeta boy, 16, Grade 6 pupil, hangs self

BATAC CITY, June 1– Adonis Pasicaran, 16, Grade 6 pupil, and native of Sta. Praxedes, Cagayan, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree near a bamboo grove at Brgy. Tabug, this city, police authorities reported.

Major Allan Emerson Dauz, city police chief, said a certain Robert Barreto went to cut bamboo poles in the wooded area when he smelled a foul odor and later saw the victim’s body hanging to a tree with a nylon cord looped around the neck.

“Maybe the body was already there hanging for a week,” Major Dauz added as he ruled out foul play in the incident.

The boy’s lady guardian told investigators that the victim became “extremely sensitive” during the past few days. (tri-media report)