08 Oct '11, 2am
10-yr-old girl who was raped, knocked out and buried digs herself out of grave and points authorities to the rapist
COTABATO CITY, Philippines (PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Regaining consciousness, a 10-year-old girl clawed her way out of the ground and pointed her parents and the authorities to the cousin who raped her, knocked her out with a blow to the head and buried her in a shallow grave, the police said on Thursday. Inspector Roberto Ocumen, chief of police in the town of Magpet, said the girl told investigators she was raped, then hit with a hard object on the head and buried alive by her cousin Dennis Quilaton, 21, on Sunday. Mr Ocumen said the girl regained consciousness underground and crawled out of the freshly dug grave. She managed to reach home through the help of some neighbours and told her parents about her ordeal.