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Curfew violator dies after being made to do 300 pumps, cops deny punishment

A quarantine violator in General Trias in Cavite died on Saturday after allegedly being forced to do around 300 rounds of a pumping exercise.

According to Reichelyn Balce, live-in partner of the victim Darren Peñaredondo, the latter was arrested by village watchmen for violating the curfew on April 1.

Balce said Peñaredondo only went out to buy mineral water but was arrested and brought to the General Trias Police Station.

She said those arrested were ordered to do pumping exercises 100 times.

However, the violators were not in sync and had to repeat the exercise until they were able to do almost 300 rounds.

Balce said Peñaredondo told her he has a heart disease.


On Saturday, the victim reportedly started having seizures and was rushed to the hospital. 

Peñaredondo died.

Meanwhile, General Trias Police chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Marlo Solero denied the allegation.

He said the only punishment for violators was community service.

Solero said the police had yet to receive a complaint from the victim’s family.

The hospital is also yet to provide a death certificate to determine the victim’s cause of death.

Solero said the police was open to any investigation on the incident. --Ma. Angelica Garcia/NB, GMA News