Students abducted, gang-raped by men in van


Posted at Nov 05 2014 11:51 PM | Updated as of Nov 07 2014 06:55 AM

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MANILA - A 21-year-old student was allegedly abducted by four men on a van along EDSA-Magallanes and raped by the suspects inside the vehicle.

Speaking to ABS-CBN, "Maricel" (not her real name) said she was on her way home from school at around 6:30 p.m. last September 30 when she noticed a van following her.

When the van was beside her, she said the men inside suddenly grabbed her and forced her inside the vehicle.

"Bigla po nilang hinablot yung bag ko. Akala ko po holdap kasi yung bag ko po yung kinuha. Nagulat po ako pati yung braso ko hinatak rin po nila," she said.

There were four men inside the van, including the driver, she said.

"Sinasampal po nila ako, sabi manahimik ako, ganun. Ang huli ko na lang po nakita naglalagay po sila ng condom."

She said the suspects covered her nose with a handkerchief soaked in a chemical, causing her to lose consciousness.

She said it was already around 3 a.m. the next day when she woke up in a grassy area in Malolos, Bulacan.

She was naked from the waist down and her whole body ached, she said.

A woman and her daughter helped Maricel, gave her clothes and food, and accompanied her to Monumento.

On Monday, a 14-year-old girl was also abducted by men on board a van along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati while she was on her way to school. She was also raped by the suspects.

Fortunately, she was able to escape from her abductors after the suspects stopped at a gasoline station.

According to the women and children's desk of the Makati police, they are still investigating if the same people are behind the two cases.

Police advised parents to escort their children to and from school especially if they are minors.

Police also advised commuters to use a "buddy system" especially at night. -- Reports from Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News; Dennis Datu, dzMM