MANILA, Philippines-Nick Russell Oniot, the architecture student from Adamson University who died in a stabbing incident, was spotted asking for help as he was fighting for his life in a CCTV footage released by authorities.
The CCTV footage of the incident, that took place at around 10pm on Friday, October 14 along a street in Taguig City, showed that Oniot was walking alone in the dark street when two suspects attempted to grab his bag. However, Oniot refused to give his belongings prompting one of the suspects to stab him 18 times.
The video showed that Oniot was still holding his bag when the suspects hurriedly left the scene. A very weak Oniot tried to get help from motorists around the area, but unfortunately no one stopped to help him.
After Oniot collapsed on the road, several bystanders took a look at him, but none gave him the help he needed.
Oniot’s father, in his interview with Saksi, lamented the fact that no one helped his son while he was fighting for his life.
“Sana ay nagmalasakit sila, nakita nila yung anak ko naka-uniporme, may I.D.,” Oniot’s father said.
The suspects were later identified as Ricardo Clave and Marvin Bernardo, who stabbed Oniot multiple times, through the CCTV footage. Apparently, Bernardo was shot and killed by authorities after he tried to grab the policeman’s gun while being arrested.
Watch the video.
How to Help a Stab Victim?
Stab victims need immediate treatment as it just takes minutes to bleed to death. Here are some things you can do to help a stab victim.
- Assess the situation first as you can also be a victim.
- Contact emergency immediately.
- Lay the person down on the ground.
- Remove the victim’s clothing on the affected area.
- Apply pressure on the stab wound using a clean and absorbent material such as a towel or shirt. This will slow down the flow of blood.
- Don’t remove the stabbing object from the victim’s body if it is embedded.
- Keep the pressure on the stab wound until help arrives.