17-year-old hangs self in Valencia

A 17-year-old boy died after hanging himself from a mahogany tree in Barangay Canduao Occidental, Valencia on Monday morning.

The victim, a grade 11 student of the Valencia Technical and Vocational School, was found lifeless and hanging from the top part of a tree at 9 a.m. near his family’s home.

Prior to the incident, the victim was scolded by his older sister for not doing a household chore, based on Valencia police investigation.

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The victim then reportedly left their house at 6 p.m. on Sunday and did not return prompting his parents and barangay officials to search for him.

According to the victim’s parents who requested anonymity, the 17-year-old was suffering from hepatitis.

There were no signs of foul play in the victim’s death, said Dr. Roselyn Baja, municipal health officer of Valencia.(Allen Doydora)


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