Boy, 13, 'commits' suicide in Balamban

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A GRADE 8 student was found dead inside his room after he allegedly committed suicide in Sitio Nazareno, Barangay Biasong, Balamban town, southwest Cebu on Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Major Reyco Romaguera, chief of Balamban Police Station, Romaguera said the victim's uncle narrated that he was awakened by a burst of gunfire from inside the room of the 13-year-old victim (real name withheld) around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

A few minutes later, the uncle said he heard another gunfire, prompting him to check the room and find his nephew already dead with a .45 pistol near his body.

Romaguera said that based on their investigation said the minor victim got depressed after he was reprimanded by his parents for being involved in a robbery incident in their area.

The family of the victim was convinced that the child had committed suicide.

Romaguera said they recovered from the scene the gun used by the victim, two fired empty shells of .45 pistol and a suicide note by the victim asking forgiveness from his parents. (GDC, TPT)

If you are having suicidal thoughts and/or mental health crisis, do not hesitate to call for help. These are the Hopeline and National Center for Mental Health Crisis Hotline in the Philippines: Hopeline PH's 24/7 hotlines: 0917-558-4673 (Globe) 0918-873-4673 (Smart) 02-88044673 (PLDT) 2919 (toll-free for Globe and TM).

For the National Center for Mental Health Crisis Hotline, they can be contacted through; 0917-899-8727 and 0917-899-USAP / 989-8727 / 989-USAP.

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