Man facing rape case dies after jumping off building in Manila
Robie de Guzman • August 21, 2019 • 533
MANILA, Philippines – A 66-year old man facing a rape case died after reportedly jumping off the third floor of the Manila City hall building on Wednesday, local authorities said.
A report from the Manila Police District (MPD) identified the man as Ricardo Reyes, who was arrested by Pandacan police on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a seven-year-old girl.
He was supposed to attend an inquest proceeding at the City Prosecutors office on Wednesday afternoon when the incident occurred at 2:45 p.m.
MPD Station 10 chief Julius Añonuevo said that prior to the incident, Reyes complained of dizziness and chest pain. He also asked for a glass of water, and requested to be temporarily released from the handcuffs.
When his requests were granted, Reyes allegedly ran and jumped off the building.
Reyes was rushed to the Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital where he later died.
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