Jealous Pa forces son, 4, to drink muriatic acid

DRIVEN by jealousy, a laborer reportedly made his four-year-old son gulp a bottle of muriatic acid before stabbing himself to death yesterday in their home in  Tondo, Manila.

Randy Cruz and his son Zian Paulo, both of No. 1220 Sandico Street near Kagitingan Street in Tondo, were found by Randy’s elder son Ryan, 17, when he arrived home at around 12:20 p.m. Randy was sprawled on the floor with three stab wounds while Zian’s mouth was frothing.

The victim’s wife who is an overseas Filipino worker (OFW), was said to have arrived just last month from Qatar. Since then, Randy had been reportedly expressing suspicion that his wife was having an affair while abroad, threatening to kill himself and their son if his suspicion was proven true.