Student raped, killed; 2 of 4 suspects caught

first_imgILOILO City – A 19-year-oldCentral Philippine University college student was raped then stabbed with anice pick in Barangay Abangay, Janiuay, Iloilo. Two of four suspects, one ofwhom was 15 years old, were now in the municipal police’s custody. Estoque, however, denied rapingBravio. Ronalyn Bravio was found dead in arice field at around 6:50 p.m. on Saturday. She was naked and had a stab woundin the abdomen and bruises on her forehead, right eye and neck. On his way to Bravio’s house,Natividad found his girlfriend’s slippers and mobile phone on the road. Estoque also denied knowing Bravio andthat he had never been to Barangay Abangay./PN The girl was then stabbed with an icepick. According to the 15-year-old boy,Estoque threatened to kill him and his family if he won’t follow his order toalso rape the unconscious victim, said Delima. He searched the area and later foundher body, Delima said. Bravio’s boyfriend Robbie ChrisNatividad started looking for her when she failed to answer his phone calls,said Delima. The two suspects currently in policecustody were Grade 10 student Reymart Estoque, 18, of Barangay Canawili,Janiuay and a 15-year-old lad from Barangay Abangay, also in Janiuay. “On her way home, she was forciblytaken to the rice field where she was struck on the head with a hard object andpassed out,” said Delima. The rape was consummated while Braviowas unconscious, according to the police official. From what the police so far gathered,Bravio went out of their house at around 5:10 p.m. to buy soap from a storesome 300 meters away. It was the 15-year-old suspect whospilled the beans on Estoque and two others who remained at large as of thiswriting. According to Police Major DadjeDelima, Janiuay police chief, Bravio’s brassiere was used to tie her hands andher clothes to tie her feet. At the time of the supposed rape,Estoque said, he was in Barangay Canawili on a drinking binge at a relative’shouse. “We launched a hot pursuit operationagainst the two remaining suspects. We have their names and their addresses,”said Delima.last_img read more

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