A 15-year-old boy nearly beheaded by his own uncle outside their home in Barangay Inoburan, City of Naga, Cebu last Sunday night.
John Mech Cipriano, 15, was leaving his house in Sitio Tambis to attend a disco in a nearby barangay when he was suddenly grabbed by Arnel Sabanal, 38, at around 7 p.m. last Sunday.
SPO1 Ken Cabrera of the City of Naga Police Station disclosed that Sabanal was Cipriano’s uncle.
Cipriano was reportedly gay.
Using a sharp knife, Sabanal slashed Cipriano’s throat then tried to saw his neck off, although he left before finishing the job.
Cabrera told reporters that the incident started hours earlier when Cipriano tried to pacify the fight between Sabanal’s son and another boy in their compound.
Imelda Cipriano, the victim’s mother, said that she never personally understood Sabanal’s behavior.
She claimed that Sabanal was a known troublemaker in their compound.