Grade 11 student stabbed to death in front of school

BACOLOD. Cops arrest 27-year-old suspect Ray Jan Carmelote (right) for stabbing dead a grade 11 student (left) of VMA Global College in front of school Wednesday morning, February 26, 2020. (BCPO Photo)

A GRADE 11 student of VMA Global College in Bacolod City was stabbed to death in front of the school in Barangay Sum-ag in the city yesterday morning.

Police Lieutenant Jonito Pastrana, chief of Police Station 9, said the 16-year-old victim, whose name is being withheld, sustained multiple wounds after he was attacked by Ray Jan Carmelote, 27, of Purok A.C. Yulo, Barangay Sum-ag.

Investigation showed the victim along with his classmates was walking in front of the school at about 11:50 a.m. when the suspect attacked him several times using a kitchen knife.

The victim was brought to the South Bacolod General Hospital, but he did not survive.

The suspect was arrested by policemen who were conducting visibility patrol in the area.

Pastrana said the suspect was already standing outside the school and was waiting for the class dismissal of the victim.

He revealed that the victim had an old grudge with the brother of the suspect because of his debt.

Police recovered from Carmelote’s possession a kitchen knife.

Pastrana said the suspect has a pending case in Police Station 9 for illegal gambling, and they were also informed that the suspect is allegedly engaged in illegal drugs.

The suspect, who is detained at the custodial facility of Police Station 9, is facing charges for murder.


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