TWO teenagers have been arrested after allegedly robbing the grave of an 84-year-old grandmother and raping her corpse, it has been reported.
The youngsters were caught after family of Isabel Bastatas went to visit her grave the morning after she was buried Davao, the Philippines and found the coffin had been opened.
According to local media reports, they found that her tomb had been disturbed and her legs could be seen poking out of the white coffin.
The relatives believe that Isabel’s dead body had been raped after she was discovered without undergarments and there were signs of intercourse.
The dead woman was buried in the Digos City Public Cemetery on September 29.
Officers from Digos City police investigating the incident have detained the teenagers – who can’t be identified for legal reasons.
Lieutenant Colonel Ernesto Castillo said the two teenagers may have suspected that some valuables were buried together with the corpse.
“The arrest was made after witnesses came to us to help with the investigations,” he said.
Police are investigating what was allegedly stolen from the grave and if the pensioner’s body was interfered with.
The suspects deny the allegations and have been transferred to the custody of the Department of Social Welfare Development Office.
The family of the dead grandmother said they will pursue legal action against the parents of the suspects.
Earlier this year, police in the United States said a son had sex with his 89-year-old mother’s corpse after he killed her.
Lindsey Turiano, 58, is said to have beat Norma with a walking stick in San Antonio, Texas.