6 persons of interest in case of Adamson student's death attend inquest proceedings


Six persons of interest in the death of Adamson University student John Matthew Salilig arrived on Thursday at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for inquest proceedings.

The persons of interest were positively identified by a fraternity neophyte  who said he was with Salilig during an initiation rites for the Tau Gamma Fraternity. 

They were escorted by police as they wore orange shirts and in handcuffs on the way to DOJ Prosecution Building.

Based on the autopsy, the cause of death was “severe blunt force in the lower extremities.” 

Salilig's body was found in a shallow grave in Imus


, Cavite on Tuesday, more than a week after he was last seen alive.

His family described what happened to Salilig as "inhumane"

On Wednesday, Adamson University came out with a statement condemning what happened. Students and teachers, meanwhile, held a candlelight vigil for Salilig. 

Several senators have called for the full implementation of the Anti-Hazing Law after the death of Salilig.

Meanwhile, The Public Attorney’s Office earlier said it will not take on the persons of interest as clients due to conflict of interest as the family of Salilig has already approached them for help. —VAL/RSJ, GMA Integrated News