New born baby dies; body buried by young mom, pa PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 March 2013 10:56

Men of the Sangali Police Station are investigating the death of an infant whose body was buried by his parents few hours after his birth in Barangay Manicahan last Saturday morning.

A police report disclosed that Ronalyn Bernardo y Arquiza, 16, a resident of Tropical, Tugbungan.and renting a house in Manicahan gave birth to a baby boy at their residence at dawn of Saturday.

For still unexplained reason, the baby died and his body was secretly buried by Ronalyn’s live-in partner Justin Jake Togonon, 17, at the vicinity of their rented house.

Moments later Togonon sought assistance from their neighbors as Ronalyn was suffering from continuous bleeding.

With the help of neighbors, Ronalyn was rushed to the hospital.

Some of them aided each other in digging the body of the baby that was taken to the hospital for post mortem examination.

Police said that based on physician’s findings, the baby died of suffocation. However it remained unknown why the baby suffocated.

Togonon was held by the police and was placed under investigation.

Sangali police investigators were still studying what cases will be filed against Togonon and Bernardo as investigation was still in progress as of press time. – Dan Toribio Jr.