- Published on Thursday, October 11, 2012 00:00
- Written by By Junhan B. Todeno - Reporter
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A 16-year-old student of Kagman Elementary School jumped from a moving vehicle after its driver and the latter’s companion told the boy that they would kill him.The incident happened last Sunday while the victim was a passenger in an illegal taxi.
The victim boarded the taxi in Kagman, and told the Chinese driver to transport him to Tanapag where he was supposed to attend a fiesta.
According to the victim’s auntie, there was another man in the car as well.
When the victim told the driver that they had already passed his destination, the driver’s companion, who was also Chinese, suddenly grabbed the boy and held a knife to his neck.
The boy said the two told him that they had been robbed by a Chamorro and that they would throw him off Banzai Cliff.
The victim forced open the door and jumped from the car.
According to his auntie, the boy lost consciousness when he hit the road.
People at a Tanapag Laundromat at first thought the vehicle only dropped a box, but then realized it was a boy lying on the ground motionless, so they immediately called 911.
The victim was badly hurt and was subsequently admitted to the hospital. He had a broken leg as well as bruises and scratches all over his body, his auntie said.
“He can’t sleep because he’s still traumatized,” she added.
Police arrested one of the suspects in Chalan Laulau, and he was identified by the victim.
His aunt said the incident should serve as a warning to parents, who should not allow their children to board illegal taxis, which charge much less than legal ones.
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