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Student beaten in own home


A Grade 9 student of the Islamic Institute of the Philippines in Barangay Rio Hondo, ZamboangaCity, was beaten in his own home, on Wednesday.

The victim was identified as Raiz Sulaiman y Taling, 17, single and a resident of Rio Hondo.

He was brought to Ciudad Medical Zamboanga hospital due to injuries he sustained in his body.He was later transferred to Brent Hospital where he remains admitted, police said.

Police Station 11 report identified the suspect as Absir Salih y Hamsari, 32, single, and a resident of Barangay Sta. Catalina.

The suspect was conducted to the office of the Women and Children’s Protection Desk of the said police station.

Initial police investigation shows that at about 9:30 p.m. of Wednesday, the victim arrived home from school and knocked on their gate. Probers added that the suspect opened the gate and allowed the victim to enter.However, without any provocation, the suspect suddenly hit the back of the victim with a 2x3 lumber causing him to faint.

The relatives of the victim hurriedly ran after the suspect who fled after the incident. He was however collard at a bakery in J.S. Alano Street, downtown area.

It is still unclear why the suspect attacked the victim.

Appropriate case was readied against the suspect in court. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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