ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A 25-yer old security guard was injured after he was stabbed by his own cousin in their residence at Pinto, here, Saturday.
Police authorities identified the victim as Edmark Navalta Rivera, 25, married, security guard of the IFSU-Potia Campus, a resident of Pinto, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao while the suspect was named as his own cousin, Ariel Navalta Rivera, cousin of the victim, 20, single, farmer, also a resident of same place.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim and the suspect, together with their relatives, were having a drinking session in the latter’s house when he suddenly put off the lights and the videoke machine that promoted the former to approach him and confront him that resulted to a heated altercation.
At this juncture, the suspect stabbed the victim on the different parts of his body as a result of the incident.
The victim was brought to the South Isabela hospital in nearby Santiago City, Isabela for medical treatment while the suspect fled towards and undisclosed direction and is now the subject of a manhunt operation for him to answer for the crime he committed.
By Dexter A. See