By J. Jala | 01:47 PM January 04, 2021
A 73-year-old grandmother was allegedly raped and died in Barangay Botoc in Loay town on New Year’s Day.
Police Staff Sergeant Analyn Taer Loay Police Station said the incident happened at
Taer said that while the victim was alone in his house the suspect identified as Melchor Gonzalez, 39, single, also a resident of the area, went to the old woman to have a traditional massage.
Witnesses told police that Gonzales approached a 14-year-old girl to ask for the victim’s house.
The girl went to check the woman’s house
when the suspect stayed there for a long time.
The girl who witnessed the incident told her father who also checked the house. But the suspect escaped.
He was later arrested by police.
Taer added that after the incident, the victim did not speak and eventually died.
A rape case will be filed against the suspect on Monday.