A 65-YEAR-old man arrested for killing and burning the body of a 2-year old boy hanged himself inside the toilet of the lock-up facility of the Maigo Municipal Police Station in Lanao del Norte late evening Wednesday, a Police Regional Office 10 report said.
The body of Florencio Curay, a resident of Purok 6, Barangay Segapod in Maigo municipality was found by a fellow detainee during a routine prisoners’ headcount, said Lanao del Norte Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Rene Solidarios.
The man was found standing, his back against the wall with a piece of sling rope looped around his neck, the other end tied at the prison cell’s window grills.
Maigo Municipal Police Station commander, Lieutenant Baltazar Deguilmo said that they have found out that the man was already suffering from depression after he was jailed in connection with the killing of a baby boy named Romnick Balde and later burning his body.
The official said that a duty jailer asked another detainee to look for the man when he failed to answer to a headcount. The body of Curay was later found inside the toilet.
The suspect was earlier charged with murder and violation of Republic Act 7610 or the anti-child abuse before a local prosecutor’s office after he was identified as the man who killed the 2-year old victim before burning his body last Sunday burning his body in a crime which shocked the local community.