SAN Pascual, Batangas -- A 58-year-old bachelor was found hanging inside their house by his brother
in Bgy. Palsahingin, here, at 6 a.m. Sunday.
SPO1 Francisco Gabarda Bonado Jr. and PO2 Rexon Marasigan Andal, of the San Pascual
Municipal Police Station, identified the victim as Demetrio Bantugon Tumambing, jobless.
The incident was reported thru telephone by a concerned citizen to San Pascual Police
Station which was received by radio operator PO1 Michael Endozo Maristela at 7:30 a.m.
Investigators said the victim’s brother, Leonardo Bantugon Tumambing, 53, laborer,
discovered the victim hanging from the ceiling at 6 a.m. on a cable wire looped around his neck.
He told investigators that his older brother was suffering from depression after being
diagnosed to be afflicted with tuberculosis. He also had a history of suicide attempt.
Chief Insp. Peter Malinao of Batangas Provincial Crime Laboratory Office conducted an
autopsy on the victim’s cadaver.
Investigators found no sign of injury or foul play on the victim’s body which now lies at
Funeraria Bautista in Bgy. Manginao, Bauan, Batangas.