Cops start autopsy on San Beda law student who died from alleged hazing
The Philippine National Police has started an autopsy on a first-year law student who died Monday night allegedly due to hazing.
The body of Marc Andre Marcos, 22, was brought to the PNP Crime Laboratory at 9 p.m. Monday, according to a report on dzBB radio early Tuesday.
Funeral parlor workers who brought the body to the PNP Crime Laboratory were quoted in the report as saying Marcos' legs and arms were "discolored."
On the other hand, Marcos' siblings were dismayed to learn he was joining a fraternity, saying they had tried to dissuade him from doing so.
However, they said they hope the autopsy can help determine the cause of his death.
Initial reports indicated Marcos was brought to a hospital in Dasmariñas in Cavite but succumbed to his injuries.
An entry on the Facebook page of the San Beda College of Law-Law Student Government said it has so far confirmed Marcos had been confined at the DLSU Medical Center in Dasmariñas, Cavite, "but he did not make it."
"We are also in coordination with the Administration to find out which fraternity is behind this heinous crime. Violence will never be tolerated by this Law School. San Beda will fully cooperate with the investigation and rest assured that everything is being done to see that justice is served," it said.
Last February, the law student government also promised to cooperate in the investigation on the death of another hazing victim, San Beda law student Marvin Reglos.
"The administration of the San Beda College of Law and the Law Student Government have already constituted a committee to conduct the investigation of the administrative aspect. We will fully cooperate in the investigation of the NBI and PNP," it said at the time.
Reglos had died while allegedly undergoing hazing rites of the Lambda Rho Beta fraternity in Antipolo City. –KG/HS, GMA News
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