LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – An 18-year old self-employed woman was injured after she was stabbed and punched by a still unidentified male suspect who attempted to rape her in an unlighted portion of Canabano, Balili, here, Tuesday dawn.
Benguet police officials identified the victim as a certain Marie (not her real name), 18, single, self-employed and a resident of Cabanao, La Trinidad, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed the victim was on his way home when a still unidentified male suspect followed her to the unlighted portion of the road, poked a knife on her neck and dragged her to a parking area then started undressing her at knife point.
The suspect was able to undress her but during their struggle, she was able to pick up a stone and poked it thrice on his head but the stronger male person was able to insert his finger to his private part.
At this juncture, passers-by were able to light the area where the struggle was going on that prompted the suspect to flee the crime scene.
The victim was rushed to the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) by her sister for the treatment of her stab wounds while pieces of evidence were able to be recovered in the crime scene to guide investigators to identify the suspect behind the attempted rape and frustrated homicide incident.
By Dexter A. See