A 15-year-old girl suffered a brutal death in the hands of four men who took turns raping her before snuffing out her life with multiple stab wounds – all because they were too stoned to realize what they were doing. Just like that, the life of an innocent girl ended. And no amount of apologies or even punishment on the suspects could ever bring her life back…
Analyn De Guzman Salvador, an out-of-school youth was having fun with two of her friends as they enjoyed a couple of drinks with a couple of older guys in Barangay Lambakin, bayan ng Marilao, Bulacan on the night of February 12, 2015.
Perhaps tipsy from the drinks they shared, Salvador went along with the four suspects and left her two friends behind. Little did her friends know that this was the last time they would their friend – and they would eventually become key witnesses to solve the mysterious crime when her body would be found, dead and already showing signs of decomposition.
Investigators SPO1 Enrique Areja at PO3 Marcelo Galsim were able to reconstruct what happened and, thanks to Salvador’s friends, they were able to apprehend the drug-crazed rapists but even if the suspects were caught and found to have been under the influence of liquor and drugs when the incident happened, nothing could now change the fact that she is now dead.
But while this horrific incident happened back in 2015, it has once again gone viral because netizens are angry and frustrated with the Commission on Human Rights (CHR), an independent government agency that is tasked to investigate “all forms of human rights violations involving civil and political rights in the Philippines”.
In its quest to investigate and prevent human rights violations, CHR appears to be helping the criminals; thus, netizens could not help but bash the agency each time it voices out concern on the human rights violations experienced by criminals like the four suspects to Salvador’s rape-murder.
If the CHR is supposed to help people whose human rights have been violated, citizens argue that they should put more emphasis on the victims’ human rights than those of the suspects!