THE Palace refused to comment of the allegations of a police rub-out that resulted to the death of suspected carnapper Ivan Padilla.

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said they will leave the case to the Philippine National Police (PNP) which was the main concern in the incident.

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“That is the task of the LGUs and the Philippine National Police. We let them handle the case,” he told Sun.Star.

Ivan’s death certificate showed that he died due to “asphyxia” or lack of oxygen as a result of “blunt force to throat”. A mark was also found on his neck.

But authorities denied that there was rubout and also junked the allegations of choking the suspect to death.

Ivan was the alleged mastermind of several carnapping incidents in Metro Manila.

The mother of Padilla, Malou, requested the Commission on Human Rights to investigate the death of his son, believing that the authorities went overboard in engaging Ivan.

The family of Padilla also questioned why the suspect was not immediately brought to the hospital. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)