ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – A college student died following fraternity initiation rites in a village in this city, according to police official.
Police Superintendent Haywien Salvado, Police Station 7 chief, identified the victim as Anthony Javier, 18, a resident of Atis Drive, Barangay Baliwasan and a student of Computer Science at the state-run Western Mindanao State University (WMSU).
Salvado said seven of the fraternity members of the Tau Gamma Phi WMSU-chapter involved in the hazing were arrested and detained at the police station.
Police investigation disclosed that the hazing was done at the Abong-Abong Park in Upper Pasonanca about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday.
The incident was only discovered when the victim was brought to the private hospital for treatment.