- 14-year-old beat 22-year-old sister to death with pieces of wood
- The two engaged in a heated argument before crime took place
- Minor turned over to DSWD, to be placed under intervention program
KALIBO, Aklan – A 14-year-old boy beat his 22-year-old sister to death in the municipality of Banga, Aklan last May 4.
The victim, Herlene Narosa, succumbed to her body injuries while undergoing treatment at the Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital in Kalibo.
Town police chief Sr. Inspector Joey de los Santos said residents were shocked over the horrific crime as it was the first time this happened in their small town.
“This is probably the first time that something like this has happened in this town, especially that a child is the assailant,” the Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted him as saying.
De Los Santos added that the boy confessed to the crime after initially saying he found her at their home bleeding.
“He said he did not intend to kill her,” the police chief said.
According to the initial report, the boy had left their home to stay in his grandmother’s house three days earlier after being scolded by his father for maltreating a 10-year-old sibling.
Police said the boy, a Grade 4 dropout, struck his sister with wood and bamboo during a heated argument after she refused him entry to their home.
At the time of the crime, they were the only ones inside the house.
The victim and assailant’s mother is dead, while their father works at various jobs.
The sister, also a rape victim, left behind a 6-month-old child currently in the care of nuns.
The Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) has taken custody of the boy and will decide the appropriate intervention program for him as he cannot be tried for the offense, being a minor under the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act.