Isabela student beaten dead by classmates

Isabela student beaten dead by classmates
By Villamor Visaya
Northern Luzon Bureau
Last updated 07:47pm (Mla time) 07/27/2007

CAUAYAN CITY, Philippines — A 13-year-old student of Sillawit Elementary School in this city was beaten to death by his classmates last Tuesday, police said on Friday.


Chief Inspector Antonio Marallag Jr., Isabela police intelligence and investigation chief, said Jomar Cruz was attacked by three classmates due to an old grudge.


Reports showed Cruz had challenged the suspects to a fistfight.


Marallag said the boys fought behind their schoolbuilding until Cruz fell unconscious.


He died before reaching the hospital.


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