Inmate commits suicide

September 15, 2019

AN inmate accused of sexual assault committed suicide by hanging himself inside his detention cell the other day in Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

The fatality was identified as Fernando Bahia Rivera, 52, single, tricycle driver and resident of Barangay Lazareto, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro.

Reports reaching Camp Crame showed that the incident occurred at around 6:16 a.m. inside the detention facility of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group(CIDG)-RFU4B located at Barangay Suqui in the said province

Accordingly, the inmate was accused of sexual assault in relation to RA 7610 or child abuse.

The report said the inmate used his shoelace in committing the crime.

He was discovered during a routine inspection by duty jailguards.