Drug detainee dies from mauling

A 35-year-old drug detainee died after he was mauled by four inmates in the detention cell of Sampaloc Police Station 4 yesterday morning.

The victim was identified as Billy James Jardiel, of 1331 Quintos St., Sampaloc.

The four inmates, whose names are being withheld in the meantime, are now being investigated.

Det. Mark De Guzman, in his report to MPD-Homicide Section chief Capt. Henry Navarro, said Jardiel reportedly went berserk at around 6 a.m. in his detention cell. The other inmates tried to pacify him but he would Not stop until he was beaten up by the other inmates.

The victim passed out and was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.