Cebu’s inmates have created a bit of a world interest in its dance routines but this week an inmate of Cebu Provincial Jail was allegedly mauled to death over a refusal to join the dance practice (reported on local radio).
There is currently an investigation underway to verify the cause of death of inmate Angelito Cabalquinto who died on Wednesday from head injuries, initial indications are that he had been beaten with hard objects.
Officials at the Cebu Provincial Detention Center (CPDRC) said however that Cabalquinto was hanging his laundry when he lost his balance, hit his head and fell unconscious.
But investigators are also currently looking into whether an inmate had been forcing others to join their dance practice which may have led to the mauling.
The CPDRC is home to the “dancing inmates" that gained worldwide fame for their choreographed numbers, which were posted on video sharing site YouTube.
Time placed the inmates’ rendition of the Michael Jackson mega-hit Thriller as fifth on its exclusive list that includes global personalities such as Britney Spears and Hillary Clinton.