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Student dies in Zamboanga hazing

Roel Pareño - Philstar.com

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A college student died following fraternity initiation rites in a village in this city, according to police official.

Police Superintendent Haywien Salvado, Police Station 7 chief, identified the victim as Anthony Javier, 18, a resident of Atis Drive, Barangay Baliwasan and a student of Computer Science at the state-run Western Mindanao State University (WMSU).

Salvado said seven of the fraternity members of the Tau Gamma Phi WMSU-chapter involved in the hazing were arrested and detained at the police station.

Police investigation disclosed that the hazing was done at the Abong-Abong Park in Upper Pasonanca about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The incident was only discovered when the victim was brought to the private hospital for treatment.

The victim, however, succumbed to death due to the multiple contusions in the different parts of his body.

The police said charges have been prepared against those involved in the hazing. 

ABONG-ABONG

ANTHONY JAVIER

BARANGAY BALIWASAN

COMPUTER SCIENCE

NBSP

POLICE

POLICE STATION

POLICE SUPERINTENDENT HAYWIEN SALVADO

TAU GAMMA PHI

UPPER PASONANCA

WESTERN MINDANAO STATE UNIVERSITY

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