Probe up on destroyed niche

October 29, 2021 by No Comments

VISITORS who went to the Burgos Public Cemetery in Bacolod City Friday, October 29, 2021, were surprised to see skeletal remains on top of one of the niches.

Some of them took a picture of it and posted it on social media, triggering a police investigation.

Police Station 4 commander Police Major Ritchie Gohee said the skeletal remains were pulled out from its niche after it was allegedly destroyed.

“The caretaker said that it needed to be pulled out so they could repair the niche. After which, they immediately put the skeletal remains back to its tomb,” he said.

Gohee said there was no indication of robbery.

Meanwhile, Police Station 4 operatives will lead the monitoring of illegal activities at the Bacolod Public Cemetery, the largest government-owned internment facility in the city.

Gohee said he already met with the staff of the General Services Office (GSO) along with the caretaker of the cemetery to help them in the monitoring.

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia earlier issued an executive order closing the cemetery starting today, October 30, until Sunday, November 2.

At least three policemen were also deployed at the cemetery to ensure that no one could enter the area while the closure is in effect.