Drunk farmer hacks farmer in Zambo Norte

August 03, 2020

POLICE have launched a hunt for a drunk farmer who hacked a neighbor in their village in Leon Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte with the use of a scythe after listening to him sing karaoke music last Thursday.

The suspect identified as Marlon Ramig alias ‘Tata,’ a resident of Sitio Lumbayao in Barangay Delusom, Leon Postigo municipality was reportedly under the influence of liquor when he sat beside victim Armand Pandita,29, as the latter was signing his favorite karaoke song  in a neighbor’s house past 6 p.m. Thursday last week.

A few minutes later, the suspect drew his scythe and hacked the victim in the neck without any provocation before fleeing on foot. The victim was taken to the Leon Postigo Municipal Rural Health Unit for emergency treatment before being transferred to the Sindangan District Hospital.

Police Regional Office 9 director, Brigadier General Jesus D. Cambay Jr. said that local policemen are still tracking down the suspect who will be facing charges for frustrated murder.