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Death of E.J. Karl Intia, University of Makati, Alpha Phi Omega

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By Tina Santos
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 21:52:00 09/28/2010

THE FAMILY of University of Makati student EJ Karl Intia will request the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct its own probe on the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death.

Intia allegedly died from injuries he suffered during initiation rites conducted by members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity last month.

“All I want is justice for my son,” said Oscar Intia, the victim’s father, adding that he is set to meet NBI Director Magtanggol Gatdula on Wednesday to seek his help in gathering evidence and in looking for 11 of 16 suspects who remain at large.

Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 57 Judge Honorio Guanlao recently ordered the release of APO members John Marin, Rico Mansalapus, Michael Pagulayan and Rosel Wenceslao who were detained earlier for lack of probable cause.

The four, along with another suspect who is a minor, earlier surrendered to police and reportedly admitted that they took part in the hazing.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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