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Aunt driven by hate
kills 5-year-old niece


Hatred and revenge drove a 23-year-old suspect to kill her 5-year-old niece in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental, Wednesday night, the police said yesterday.

Capt . Rhojn Darell  Nigos, Pontevedra police chief, said that the 5-year-old child was found in a creek in Brgy. Miranda, Pontevedra, at about 9 p.m. Wednesday several hours after she was reported missing.

Nigos said their investigation showed that the minor, whose identity has been withheld, was strangled and drowned in the creek by the suspect, who, ironically, was her aunt.

The suspect was arrested later by the police.

In an attempt to mislead police probers, Nigos said the suspect inserted her finger into the private organ of her niece, to make it appear that she was a victim of molestation.

This only proves that the suspect is not suffering from mental illness, as she tried to mislead authorities, Nigos said.

The suspect, whose identity is also being withheld, is the younger sister of the victim’s mother.

Police investigation showed that the suspect was frequently being scolded by her elder sister, and even the mistake of her niece was blamed on her.

Nigos said they will file murder and rape charges against the suspect, who is now in jail, following her admission of the crime.*


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