Melvin Caro Batiti , the Laguna child abuse suspect was already arrested by the authorities and is now charged with a child abuse case.
This is after the video of him hurting his 4 year-old child went viral in Facebook. (Read: Suspect arrested in the viral Laguna child abuse video)
During the investigation by Sta. Rosa City Police , it was discovered that the hanging of his child upside down and slapping him was not only the form abuse that occurred in this Laguna child abuse incident.
Allegedly, Melvin Caro Batiti has also allegedly locked-up the child inside the cabinet.
“Noong inabutan namin yung bata, pawis na pawis. Sabi niya, kinukulong daw siya ng papa niya sa aparador, ” said Superintendent Eugene Orate , the chief of Sta. Rosa City Police .
He further said in a radio interview with DZMM that “Base sa video, yung bata ay hindi naiyak kapag binibitin siya patiwarik bukod na lang kapag tatanggalin ‘yung kapit niya at sasampalin siya. Isang indikasyon ‘yun na ‘yung bata ay sanay na [na ibinibitin patiwarik]”
The suspect’s drug test returned a negative result. He has admitted earlier that he was drunk when the abuse took place.
Authorities are also looking into the possibility of charging a negligent case against the mother.
Meanwhile, the victim is under the custody of DSWD( Department of Social Welfare and Development )