Family feud seen in gift-wrapped bombs-A A +A
Thursday, December 30, 2010
POLICE are now looking on family feud as one of the motives behind the gift-wrapped bombs that exploded and killed a woman in Taguig City last Wednesday, a high raking police official said Thursday.
National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Nicanor Bartolome issued the statement after they found out that victim Yvonne Chua received death threats days before the incident.
The intimidation to the victim apparently stemmed from "family misunderstanding".
“Itong biktima ay may natatanggap na palang pagbabanta sa kanyang cellular phone noong mga nakaraang araw pa at pinapalagay nya na misunderstanding sa pamilya,” noted Bartolome.
He added that the woman who brought the gift package to the Chua’s house in Paranaque told the security guard that she was from the household of the victim’s relative.
“Yung initial statements na nakuha natin sinasabi na yung package ay galling sa isang miyembro din ng pamilya so tinitingnan natin ito,” reiterated Bartolome.
Probers are also tracing the source of the fragmentation grenades, two of which were recovered by responding personnel of the Explosives and Ordnance Division (EOD) and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT).
The gift box contained three grenades but only one exploded when its safety pin was removed when the package was unpacked, killing the victim on the spot.