Police on Wednesday reported that a former drug surrenderer hanged himself in Bgy. Sto. Niño, San Nicolas, Batangas.
PO3 Bembol B. Cortiguerra, officer-in-charge, identified the victim as Joel Landicho Salazar, 43, single, jobless, of Bgy. Sto. Niño.
Rizza Salazar Rodriguez, 47, married, also of Bgy. Sto. Niño, reported the incident to San Nicolas Municipal Police Station at 12 midnight.
SPO1 Rafael B. Banaag led a team to the area.
Rodriguez told PO3 Cortiguerra that at around 10:30 p.m., she went to her backyard and was shocked when she saw her brother hanging dead on a nylon cord looped around his neck and tied to a branch of the mango tree.
The San Nicolas MPS quickly coordinated and requested with Dr. Arnel Garcia, Municipal Health Officer of this municipality for post-mortem examination of the victim’s body.