Jeep driver commits suicide after wife wants separation

>> Thursday, October 26, 2017

BAGUIO CITY – The wife of a jeepney driver told her husband she wanted to separate from him making the latter allegedly commit suicide.
The husband, identified as Pedro Dulay Jr. Runas, 51 was found dead hanging by his neck here around 10 a.m. Tuesday at the 2nd floor basement at No.145-B, Central Fairview.
Police said Dulay’s body was seen hanging earlier around 9:30 a.m. by his neighbor Ulysses Gumpad Mendoza under a concrete beam tied with electrical wires.
 Mendoza told his sister Michelle, 17 about the incident who in turn conveyed the information to Kay Valerie Abarientos Runas, the victim’s daughter.
Valerie then called his boyfriend, John Flor Sison Rojo who brought down the victim.
Valerie said around 4 a.m., she noticed his father going out from their house.
When she woke-up around 5 a.m., she looked for her father to ferry his grand child to school.
She noticed that the main door of their house was padlocked and the door keys missing.
She tried to call her father through cell phone but he could not be contacted.
She opened the main door of the house using duplicate keys and went down to the 2nd floor basement to locate her father but the gate was locked while the car of her father was inside their house.
She said her parents had a problem with their relationship and their mother wanted to separate from her husband because of his vices but the latter refused.

Police said there was no sign of struggle. The victim’s body was brought to St. Peter Funeral Homes for autopsy.


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