CONNER, Apayao October 25 – A 35-year old tricycle driver was hurt after he was repeatedly hacked by a farmer during a heated altercation that emanated from a drinking spree at Moyomoy, Ripang, here, recently.
Police authorities identified the victim as Jomar Lutoc Bayaua, 35 years old, tricycle driver and a resident of Malama, Conner, Apayao while the suspect was named as Novel Lutoc Laurita, 34 years old, single, farmer and a resident of Moyomoy, Ripang, Conner, Apayao.
Initial police investigation showed the victim was having a drinking spree with his companions when a heated altercation suddenly erupted between the suspect and one of his drinking partners.
The victim arrived in the area and was able to pacify the altercation that resulted to their being separated from each other.
While the victim and a relatives were on their way to a house of their neighbour, the suspect suddenly appeared and hacked the victim twice before fleeing towards an undisclosed direction.
The victim was rushed to the Conner District Hospital before being transferred to the Cagayan Valley Medical Center for further medical treatment while the suspect voluntarily surrendered to responding police operatives during a folowup operation.
By Dexter A. See