ZAMBOANGA CITY: Government soldiers killed an 11-year boy who was hunting wild animals and birds for food in a village in Davao City on Monday.
The victim – Daniel Ferrer – was with another companion when soldiers fatally shot him in the village called Sibulan in Toril district.
His family is seeking justice for the boy and sought the help of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR).
The Philippine Army and the Eastern Mindanao Command did not give any statement about the killing of the hapless boy, but media reports have identified the perpetrators as members of the 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion.
A photo of the boy’s body – which already went viral on social media – showed a huge hole in the chest. It was not known whether he was shot from behind and the bullet exited in the chest.