Roxas orders arrest of coed’s rapist

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today directed the Roxas City Police Office to exhaust all possible resources to track down and arrest a suspect who allegedly attacked and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old student in Roxas City.

“Condemnation is a word that falls short to describe this crime, especially because it happened during the Christmas season. I have instructed the Capiz Provincial Police Office to set aside festivities for now and devote all the personnel they can to arrest the suspect,” Roxas said.

Reports said the victim, a native Barangay Quinayuya, Dao in Capiz, was raped and stabbed 21 times last Wednesday on her way to Barangay Lawaan, Roxas City.

She miraculously survived the attack and is now receiving medical at a local hospital.

Police said the crime took place when the student boarded a colorum tricycle on her way home in Fuentes Drive.

Apart from the driver, a male cohort was also seated at the back of the bike.

The men allegedly announced a hold up, then took the victim’s valuables.

Not contented, they also dragged the teenager to a secluded spot where they took turns raping her before stabbing her.

Thinking that the victim has died, the men fled the scene of the crime. The victim was later found by another tricycle driver who brought her to the hospital.

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