A stabbing incident transpired in Sitio Bacong, Brgy Taguilon, Dapitan City at about 10:20 PM on July 23, 2017, wherein the victim named Danilo Seño Rio, 49, a local resident was stabbed by Tanyar Enoc, 20.
Initial investigation disclosed that the victim and the suspect are rivals in courting their female neighbor. Both were allegedly intoxicated when they met al ong the way and had a heated conversation. Later, the victim went to a store to buy cigarette, while the suspect went home and took a kitchen knife and followed the victim to the store. The suspect came from behind and stabbed the victim several times. Rio sustained stabbed wounds to his abdomen, chest, left armpit and left forearm. He was brought to Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital for treatment then transferred to another hospital in Dipolog City due to his critical condition. The suspect, who yielded the knife used in the attack, was arrested by a barangay tanod. The suspect is now detained at Dapitan CPS pending the filing of appropriate charges in court.
-with report from PO3 Radzben S. Jul, RPIO9