Police to sue father who tied baby to bag; DSWD steps in

THE EIGHT-month-old baby who was tied with bag strap by his own father inside a rented room in Brgy. 25-D, is now under the custody of the Department of Social Work and Development. 

The suspect, identified only as Jerry, 25, supposedly working as a trisikad driver, is now being hunted by the police.

Supt. Royina Garma, Sta. Ana Police Precinct commander, said they were informed by residents of the area that the father had rented a room for a month and told the other renters that he’s going to look for the mother. He used the strap of the bag to secure one of the baby’s legs.

Garma also said that neighbors noticed that the suspect has done it for two days already and pitied the child who couldn’t stop crying. Barangay officials were called for rescue who then called police to bring the baby to the precinct before being turned over to the DSWD.

When officials barged into the room, they saw the baby covered with mosquito bites and reeked of urine and feces. Fortunately, the baby was found healthy during a medical check-up at the DSWD.

According to the police officer, the baby was already under the custody of the reception center of the DSWD but was fetched by his father.

Garma said they will file a case against the suspect for violation of RA 7610 or the “The Special Protection For a Child Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.”  She also said that the mother will face a similar charge depending on the results of their investigation.

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