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Death of a 13-year old boy blamed on teenage fraternity

SIPOCOT, Camarine Sur (Oct. 1, 2011) – A 13 year-old  elementary school pupil  from barangay Tara in this town was buried on Friday (Sept. 30) but the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) regional office may exhume the body to determine the cause of his death.

Sipocot Municipal Police Station (MPS) under Police Chief Insp. Noel P. Aquino said Friday that fraternity hazing might have been the cause of the death of Marcian “Totoy” Abrasado, a Grade six pupil at the Tara Elementary School.

Aquino said that based on the investigation conducted by the Police Women and Children’s Desk of  Sipocot, Abrasado belonged to a social grouping of teenagers called “Triple Triumph Gold” or “TTG” composed mostly of youngsters from barangay Tara.
But friends of the deceased told the Polce, Abrasado reportedly joined another “fraternity - gang” called, “TBS” or known as “tira-tira gang” that has a reputation for violent initiation rites.
Other sources revealed that the “TBS”  gang is also active  in elementary schools and high schools in Naga City.

Abrasado who stayed with his grandmother complained of difficulty in breathing and body pains 5-days before he died at the Vargas Clinic in this town.
The boy was earlier confined at the clinic as a Dengue-susped, showing traces of “hematoma” in his back.

 Aquino said, that recent police probe revealed there were fraternity-gangs in the locality with out of school youth as members, the gangs were called, “Black temple massacre”, “BTM” and “ASERO” with teenage-members from sitio Fabricante in this town.
Members range in age from 11 to 15 years-old.

School  officials of public elementary and high schools here the were unaware of the existence of the said fraternity-gangs, Aquino said, adding that no criminal record has yet been attributed to the said teenage gangs. (SONNY SALES)