Police hunt down rape suspect who molested and killed 5-year-old niece

Published March 13, 2019, 4:33 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Joseph Jubelag 

PALIMBANG, Sultan Kudarat – Police are hot on the trail of a 27-year-old rape suspect who molested and killed his five-year-old niece here last Tuesday.

(Claude Duay via Joseph Jubelag / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Claude Duay via Joseph Jubelag / MANILA BULLETIN)

Chief inspector Jerryle Caranay, Palimbang police chief, said a crack police team had been dispatched to pursue the suspect identified as Erly Castro who raped and killed his five-year-old niece in Barangay San Roque, a predominantly Christian village in this pre-dominantly Muslim municipality.

Caranay said the victim’s parents had earlier reported to police authorities that the victim was missing around 8 a.m. Tuesday after she was asked to get some food from relatives near the house of the suspect.

Later in the afternoon, police recovered the victim’s cadaver near the river in Barangay San Roque.

Municipal health officer Al Kareem Nawal said the victim was raped before she was drowned to death by the suspect.

Police said the suspect had gone into hiding in a mountainous village of the municipality

Local authorities have expressed alarm over the series of rape incidents here involving minors.

Police said a 13-year-old girl was also sexually abused and killed in Barangay Milbuk here last September.

 
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