BOLINEY, Abra November 03 – A 37-year old farmer died after he allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with the use of a still undisclosed firearm inside their house at Dao-angan, here, Wednesday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Michael Pimmangen Ao-a, 37, single, farmer and a resident of Barangay Dao-Angan, Boliney, Abra.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim and his cousins were having a drinking session in the compound of their house and he kept arising his sentiments regarding the untimely death of his father who died due to a lingering illness 9 days ago and that he even uttered that in a short span of time, his life will end.
After a few moments, he went inside their house and two gunshots were heard from inside that prompted his cousins to immediately look inside to see what happened.
To their surprise, they saw the victim’s body sprawled on the floor with blood oozing from his head while holding a still undisclosed type of forearm.
The victim was rushed by his relatives to the Boliney District Hospital for medical treatment but he was transferred to the Abra Provincial Hospital where his attending physicians declared him dead on arrival due to fatal gunshot wounds.
The case is still subject to further investigation by the responding police operatives.
By Dexter A. See