The Southern Police District (SPD) on Monday said there was no foul play in the death of two female students inside the Signal Village National High School in Taguig City late last week.
The SPD also urged the public to avoid speculations that may exacerbate the grief of bereaved families and assured them that they are “committed to ensuring justice and understanding in this unfortunate situation.”
“The SPD extends its deepest sympathy to the bereaved families of the two high school students. Our investigator’s findings supported by a post-mortem exam by SPD forensic team found no foul play in the incident as of this time. We urge the public to allow the families the
space to grieve for their two young members,” the SPD said in a statement.
The grade 8 and grade 10 students were found hanging with a rope tied around their necks and attached to a steel grill inside the Girl Scout Mini Office on the 3rd floor of the Magsaysay Building of the school in Barangay Central Signal around 11 p.m. Friday.
The Taguig City Police Station earlier said that there was no foul play in the incident.
“The pieces of evidence show that there was no foul play,” said city police commander Col. Robert Baesa.
Baesa, however, said his men are still conducting interviews with witnesses, relatives, and classmates of the students, as instructed by Mayor Laarni Cayetano. He added the police force is committed to conducting a thorough and expeditious investigation.
The Department of Education (DepEd) has committed to coordinating with the Philippine National Police to investigate the death of the students.
The DepEd and the local government of Taguig expressed sympathy to the
bereaved families and offered them assistance.