Ecija laborer commits suicide

TALAVERA, Nueva Ecija -- An 18-year-old laborer at a local cock farm committed suicide by hanging himself here last Monday.

Town police head Lt. Col. Alexie Desamito said the lifeless body of Ronelio Bretenia, single, a native of Calbayog City, Samar, was found inside the keeping house of fighting cocks owned by the E.V. Gamefarm in Bgy. La Torre at 5 p.m.

She said the victim was discovered by his brother and the farm caretaker while hanging dead with a fishing rod looped around his neck.

Recovered near the victim were a suicide note and a monobloc chair.

Desamito said they are still conducting interviews with the victim’s co-workers for deeper investigation of the alleged suicide incident.