A stabbing incident transpired in Purok Lubi, Lumbia, Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay at about 7:20 PM on March 26, 2017, wherein victim Emildo Peces Delos Santos, 66, was stabbed by Junry Pasagdan Sumalinog, 29, both are residents of above-mentioned place.
Initial investigation disclosed that prior to the incident, the suspect was allegedly under the influence of liquor when he attacked his brother Alejandro Sumalinog for a still unknown reason, but the latter was able to parry the attack. Thereafter, suspect left the place, while the victim went to the house of his daughter. After a few minutes, the neighbors heard screams that the above-named victim was stabbed. Based on the statement of Angelina Delos Santos, wife of the victim, she walked ahead of her husband going to her daughter’s house, upon nearing the house of the suspect, the latter immediately attacked her husband using a hunting knife. The victim sustained several stab wounds on the different parts of his body but was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician. After the incident, the suspect voluntary surrendered to the barangay chairman of Lumbia, Ipil, and is now under the custody of Ipil MPS for filing of appropriate charges in court.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9