Med student kills self

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014


A MEDICAL student of Cebu Doctors’ University was found dead inside the comfort room of her room on 7R Duterte St., Calderon Compound in Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City last June 29.

Mariani Lyra Otero Olarte, 24, a fourth year respiratory therapy student, allegedly committed suicide because of problems regarding her studies, police said in a report.

PO3 Leroy Baguio, of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Homicide Section, said her studies drove her to kill herself.

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He said the student allegedly failed in one of her subjects last semester. She was supposed to graduate this year.

Police said Olarte used the sling of a shoulder bag in hanging herself. Police ruled out foul play.

Investigation showed that the victim suffered no other injuries except the wounds and discoloration around her neck.

Police said that Maria Salome Olarte, the victim’s mother, verified the handwriting of the suicide note to be that of her daughter. (John Cavin Sabonsolin, USJ-R Mass Com Intern)

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on July 02, 2014.

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