CHR 7 to probe death of ASG member in Bohol


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CEBU CITY, May 5 — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) 7 based here on Friday sent investigators to Bohol to start its probe on the early Friday killing of a suspected Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) member arrested in Tubigon, Bohol.

Saad Samad Kiram, alias Abu Saad, was killed three hours after he allegedly escaped from police custody.

The CHR 7 investigators will secure a copy of the official police report on Kiram’s death as part of an in-depth investigation.

CHR 7 Director Arvin Odron said it was necessary to investigate Kiram’s death because he found the circumstances surrounding his death highly questionable.

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Odron said they would also ask the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct an autopsy on Kiram’s body.

He said the autopsy will determine the trajectory of the bullets that hit Kiram.

The autopsy will also show whether Kiram was shot at close range and all the other details on the manner he was shot, he said.

Kiram, one of the remnants of the ASG members who entered Inabanga, Bohol, was arrested on Thursday morning in Barangay Tanawan, Tubigon town after he went out of hiding to look for food. (EB/PNA)

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