MANILA, Philippines –A 24-year old woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her two children in Negros Occidental.
Mira Lacson is now detained at the Hinigaran Police Station for killing her children aged 3 and 1.
The bodies of the victims were discovered in a sugarcane plantation.
The children’s grandmother, Violeta Lacson, still could not believe that the grandchildren she took care of are now gone.
She said she scolded Mira for letting the children crawl on the dirt. Mira possibly vented out her anger towards her children.
Police suspects Mira choked her children to death as no visible wounds were found on the victims’ bodies.
The victims’ remains will undergo autopsy to determine the real cause of death.
Authorities are likewise determining if the suspect is suffering from mental illness.
“May nagsasabing may diperensya siya sa pagiisip. Mayroon din nagsasabing wala. Pero base sa kilos niya mukhang meron,” said Police Officer 3 Jobert Benjamin. – Report from Yasmin Pascual, ABS-CBN News