Man mauled to death in Benguet

Mae Cornes, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 31 2017 01:13 AM

BENGUET – An 18-year-old man died on Tuesday after he was mauled by unidentified men in Betag, La Trinidad.

His friends brought him to the Benguet General Hospital, where he succumbed to wounds in different parts of his body.

According to the victim’s father “Ronnie,” his son went out to drink with his friends, and they spoke over the phone at around 8 p.m., when the victim informed his father of his location.

However, 2 hours later at around 10 p.m., some of the victim’s friends came to their house.

"Sabi na dinala sa ospital, pinuntahan namin, pagdating dun, nire-revive na, wala na," Ronnie said.

Based on the investigation of the police, the victim was attacked by 4 men in Betag.

"Dinala lang siya sa Benguet General Hospital sakay ng FX," said Chief Insp. Benson Macli-ing, La Trinidad chief of police.

The victim was from San Juan, La Union, but they stayed in La Trinidad, Benguet, where his father and brothers work as jeepney drivers.