A Grade 2 pupil was killed after being hit by a police patrol car in Sebaste, Antique, early Thursday.

Jade Gepulgan, 7, died when his head hit the road gutter, Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz, Western Visayas regional police director, said.

The incident occurred around 7:45 p.m. while PO3 Mariano Anton, of the Pandan Police, was driving the patrol car to San Jose.

Anton was on his way to the prosecutor’s office to hear the case of murder suspect Hilconido Sumanga, when he hit Gepulgan, Cruz said.

The child’s parents decided not to file charges against Anton and only sought assistance for the funeral, but the policeman will still be investigated for “administrative liabilities,” Cruz said.

Anton was placed under the custody of his station commander after he appeared at the prosecutor’s office. (John Roson)

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