Dárlán Páléncìá Bárcélón
Viga, Catanduanes, [02.13.18] – A drunk abaca stripper in Barangay P. Vera [Summit] in the municipality of Viga, Catanduanes is now on the run after fatally knifing to death his own nephew over cockfighting and financial issues, police report said.
Initial report revealed that the 25 years old suspect Arturo Timbal y Dela Torr, abaca stripper, single was apparently intoxicated and holding a grudge against his 17 years old nephew for questioning his vice was the motive of the attack, Police Senior Inspector Dexter Panganiban, Acting Chief of Police of Viga Municipal Police Station told The Philippine Examiner via electronic message.
The fatal knife attack ensued after the victim Jhon Michael Bernisca y Timbal, arrived at the house of his grandmother, Salve Bernisca y Timbal and the suspect is waiting as he was earlier looking for his nepjew, PSI Panganiban added.
The incident was reported to the police by Punong Barangay [village chief] Jaide Bernisca of Barangay P. Vera (Summit) about the stabbing incident that transpired at about 4:30 in the afternoon.
The victim was rushed to Viga District Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival by the attending physician.
The suspect was seen fleeing towards the mountainous part of the village after the incident, Punong Barangay Bernisca told the crime investigator.
Personnel of this station are now conducting follow up operations to possibly apprehend the suspect, the report ended.