Two Bacoleñas may face parricide charges after they allegedly manhandled their mother in Brgy. 2, Bacolod City, yesterday, causing her untimely death.
The fatality was identified as Rosalia Prudente, 77, of Purok Lampirong Compound in Brgy. 2, by case investigator Police Officer 1 Robert Torreno.
Torreno said Prudente was rushed to the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital by her son, Bernardo, at about 11:30 a.m. yesterday but she was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.
Witnesses Arnold Bacan, 35, of Purok Pilit in Brgy. 6 and April Joy Bordit, 26, of Purok Lampirong claimed that Prudente’s daughters, Jocelyn and Delia, had mauled her.
One of them held her hands while the other one was slapping her face and was choking her at their residence at about 11 a.m., they also claimed.
The case is being investigated by Station 2 policemen.
On Monday night, the two daughters sought police help claiming that their mother threatened them with a bolo after a verbal tussle, but the police sent them home and advised them to settle their differences and meet at their barangay hall to discuss the matter.
Torreno said they thought everything had been settled, until they were informed of the death of Prudente. He added that they have told the hospital’s management not to release the body of Prudente as an autopsy will be performed to ascertain the cause of her death.
Although witnesses have claimed that Prudente was manhandled by her own daughters, Torreno said they could not arrest them because they did not see the incident personally.
Torreno said Prudente’s daughters cannot be found and he is urging them to show up to shed light on the incident.*APN