A 29-year-old construction worker was stabbed dead the other day in Malate, Manila, by his colleague following an argument over who should clean up spilled water on their barracks’ floor.
Glenn Francisco, a stay-in worker at 2059 Leveriza St., brought himself to the Ospital ng Maynila (OSMA) but died just the same. The suspect, identified as Romel Guanco Nunu, 34, also a stay-in construction laborer and Francisco’s co-worker, was arrested.
A probe by the Manila Police District-Crimes Against Persons Investigation Section (MPD-CAPIS) showed that the crime took place at around 7 a.m. inside the workers’ barracks at the construction site on Leveriza Street.
Prior to the incident, the workers reportedly spilled water on the floor of their barracks. The victim and the suspect reportedly pointed to each other, until an argument ensued, followed by fisticuffs.
The victim then reportedly took a lead pipe while the suspect armed himself with a knife and then stabbed the victim in the chest.
Though wounded, the victim was able to flee on a tricycle and then brought himself to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Responding barangay tanods of Bgy. 705, Zone 77, arrested the suspect and then turned him over to the police for proper disposition.