Alleged drug addicts who killed UST alumna nabbed-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
MANILA -- Two suspected drug addicts who allegedly stabbed to death a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) was arrested by authorities on Friday morning.
The suspects, who were accused of killing 20-year-old Cyrish Magalang, were identified as brothers Rolin and Roel Gacita, radio reports said.
Magalang, a 2012 tourism graduate of UST, was stabbed to death 49 times on Wednesday evening and was hit in the head with a wood, according to a statement posted on the Facebook page of the university's Central Student Council.
The statement added that Magalang was just out on the streets in their subdivision in Bacoor, Cavite, to buy food when the suspects, riding a tricycle, picked her up around 8 p.m.
Magalang's body was found in Barangay Gawaran on the same day.
In radio interviews, the Cavite police said the suspects admitted of doing the crime and confessed that they were under the influence of illegal drugs.
In a statement, the UST College of Tourism and Hospitality Management Student Council extended its condolences to the families and friends of Magalang.
Early last month, a UST student also fell victim to a stabbing incident but fortunately survived.
Joanne Lourdes Reyes was allegedly stabbed five to six times by about six students of the Far Eastern University inside the school campus itself. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)