CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The self-confessed rapist and killer of his 5 years old niece was nabbed in a follow-up operation conducted by local police in Brgy. San Miguel, Calumpit, on Tuesday (July 10).
P/Col. Chito G. Bersaluna, Bulacan Provincial Director, identified the arrested suspect as Marvin Mengulio, 23 years old and a resident of Purok 2, Brgy. San Miguel, Calumpit, Bulacan while his victim (name withheld) is his a 5-year-old niece.
Based on the report of P/Lt. Col. Gerry Andaya, Calumpit chief of police, at about 3 pm on the said date, a female cadaver was discovered by a concerned citizen floating in Pampanga River.
“Police investigators immediately proceeded at the crime scene and conducted an investigation,” Andaya said.
As police investigators were on the look for persons of interest as well as witnesses, they have interviewed the suspect and during the course of the inquiry, confessed that he was the one who raped the 5-year-old victim who happens to be his niece then pushed her into the river.
As averred by the suspect, Andaya added that the minor victim was asleep when the suspect carried the victim near the river and then started inserting his fingers to the victim’s private part. The victim was awakened and cried, the suspect panicked and pushed the victim in the water.
The victim’s mother further disclosed that when the victim was still 3 years old, it was molested by the suspect, however, they refused to report to the police the said incident.
Bulacan SOCO was requested to process the crime scene. The cadaver of the victim was brought to Dansalan Funeral and is subject for autopsy examination.
The arrested suspect is now under the custody of Calumpit police while criminal charges for Rape with Homicide against the arrested suspect is being readied for filing court.
Bulacan Police is continuously and relentlessly implementing its intensified campaign against all forms of criminality as directed by the Chief PNP and the Regional Director of PNP Region 3 P/Brig. Gen. Joel Napoleon M. Coronel. (RONDA Balita Online News)