TACLOBAN CITY- Two people were killed in an alleged suicide in separate areas in Leyte on Monday (July 6).
In Ormoc City, police identified the victim as a person under police custody who was found dead inside the custodial facility of Ormoc City Police Station 1 at around 2:20 pm.
A jail officer who was conducting a routine inspection among inmates discovered the victim already hanging inside the detention facility using the lace of his short pants.
The Ormoc rescue team brought the victim to Ormoc District Hospital, however, he was pronounced dead-on-arrival by the attending physician, Dr. Arthur Duavis.
The family of the victim was already informed about the incident, police said.
In San Miguel, Leyte, police said a former overseas Filipino worker allegedly killed himself.
The victim’s body was found hanging at the back portion of their house at around 6:52 am, according to a police report.
The victim was declared dead by Dr. Hadassah Espenido, the municipal health officer of San Miguel.
Responding police officers found no signs of any foul play on the said incident.
Meanwhile, a mother also attempted to commit suicide in Ormoc City on July 5.
Police also found the dead body of her two-month-old daughter inside the house during the incident.
The mother was rushed to Ormoc District Hospital for medical attention.
Police are investigating the incident.