Pa, daughter stabbed by neighbor-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Saturday, October 5, 2013
A FATHER and his daughter were stabbed and wounded by their neighbor in a remote village of Zamboanga del Norte, the police reported Saturday.
The Zamboanga del Norte Police Office said the incident took place around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday in the village of Siparok, Jose Dalman municipality.
The police identified the victims as Bernaldo Bonggot, 43, and his daughter, Rosevilla, 24, who were rushed to the Jose Dalman Rural Health Center for treatment.
The victims were allegedly stabbed with the use of a kitchen knife by Joseph Bijasa, 67, the police said.
Investigation showed that prior to the incident, the elder Bonggot punched the suspect in the head when they engaged in a heated altercation.
Wanted to get even, the police said that Bijasa pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed old Bonggot.
The suspect also stabbed Bonggot’s daughter who tried to come to the rescue upon seeing her father was stabbed and wounded, the police said.
The suspects was arrested and detained while appropriate charges are being readied against him, the police said.