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Third mall suicide, Ayala’s first, claims a life

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BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Police are still probing the reported suicide incident around 4pm today, the first inside Ayala Capitol Central here, that claimed the life of a man.

Local police spokesperson, Lt. Ma. Liberty Indiape, said the victim based on the initial probe as of legal age, a resident of Nami-Nami 1 sub-village in Sum-ag village here.

DNX is withholding his name upon the police’s request.

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Police Station 2 probers said the victim jumped from the fourth floor of the mall and was injured as a result of hitting the floor below.

He was rushed to a nearby government hospital but doctors said he died of his injuries.

A suicide note was reported to have been among those found on his body.

This is the third reported suicide inside a mall, the two others in 2016 and 2018, all inside SM City Bacolod.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.

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