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Minor arrested for alleged arson attack

Local News • 16:00 PM Tue Dec 3, 2019
John M. Unson
One of the buildings allegedly set on fire by a minor now in police custody. (Contributed photo)

NORTH COTABATO --- Authorities arrested today a 12 year old boy tagged in the burning of seven houses and establishments in different sites in Kabacan town before dawn Monday.

The child is now in the joint custody of the Kabacan municipal police and the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

He was seen by witnesses roaming suspiciously, carrying a plastic container, around the houses and roadside stores razed by fire one after another from between midnight Sunday and until before dawn Monday.

The alleged offender is now being questioned on his role in the arson attacks by local police probers and personnel of the Kabacan municipal social welfare office.

There are talks spreading around purporting that the joint police and DSWD team that arrested the child found in his possession several cigarette lighters and a plastic container believed to have contained gasoline that he used in setting the seven houses and commercial establishments on fire. 

The police has not confirmed such insinuations, however. 


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