Sunday, July 21, 2019

Suspected NPAs tagged in village cop's slay

POLICE investigators are looking at the possible involvement of members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in the shooting to death of a village watchman in Barangay Mantiquil, Siaton town in south Negros Oriental.

An initial police report from Superintendent Kat Ramos of the Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office (Norppo) identified the victim as Diosdado Garson Estrabela, 62, of Sitio Quadra in Barangay Mantiquil.

Investigation showed that at around 6 a.m. Tuesday, the victim was at a farmland near his house when several bursts of what appeared to be gunfire were heard, according to his daughter.

The body of the victim was found at the crime scene, riddled with multiple gunshot wounds.

Estrabela's daughter told the police she saw the suspects walk away from the crime scene.

The suspects were three unidentified male persons wearing camouflaged pants, carrying long firearms, and believed to be NPA members, the police report said.

The authorities are still looking into the motive for the killing of the barangay tanod. (PNA)


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