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Menstrual bleeding kills aspiring OFW

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A 36-year-old woman, who is set to work abroad as a domestic helper, died yesterday morning due to excessive bleeding.

Police said victim, Jahara Zailon, of 1524-K Peñafrancia Street, Paco, Manila, was said to have died of bleeding from her genital. A post-mortem examination was reportedly recommended by doctors but the family refused due to Muslim tradition.

It was learned that before she was found dead, the victim had come from the birthday party of a fellow job applicant.

At around 3 a.m., she complained of stomach pains and asked her friend Jocelyn Abdullah, 20, to take her home.

Abdullah told SPO2 Jonathan Bautista of the Manila Police District-Homicide Section that the victim asked for a glass of hot water and complained about her menstruation, coming at a time when she is about to leave for abroad.
Abdullah left the victim and went back to the party and it was already at 8:20 a.m. when they noticed that the victim was already dead. They rushed her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.