Boy dies after hazing rites in Bacolod

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 06 2014 11:43 AM | Updated as of Sep 07 2014 07:55 AM

MANILA – A 15-year-old boy died from injuries sustained in a suspected hazing incident in Bacolod.

The family initially thought the boy only had fever.

They found out how grave his condition was when they decided to bring him to the hospital after he vomited blood.

The boy died on Monday.

The minor had bruises all over his back, legs, and arms. He was also stabbed in the back with an ice pick.

The family said they were unaware that the boy was part of a group possibly responsible for his death.

According to his death certificate, the teenager died due to septic shock.

Before he died, his father said the boy struggled to tell them something. But due to his very weak condition, he was only able to make a hand gesture. They said it looked like a fraternity hand sign.

Last June, Guillo Cesar Servando, a 2nd year student of De La Salle-College of St. Benilde died from injuries he suffered from initiation rites.

The following month, the Department of Justice has summoned 20 members of the Tau Gamma Fraternity involved in the fatal hazing of Servando. -- Report from Yasmin Dormido, dzMM