CABANATUAN CITY – A 45-year-old man was hacked in the neck following a heated confrontation with his bolo-wielding brother-in-law and the latter’s son over a piece of land property here, police said yesterday.
City police head Lt. Col. Arnel M. Dial said the wounded victim identified as Jesus Tablizo, of Bgy. Obrero, was rushed to the Dr. PJGMRMC for medical treatment after sustaining hack wounds in the neck.
The hacking incident occurred in Purok 6, Bgy. Obrero at 6:40 a.m.
MSgt. Joel B. Mendoza, case prober, said they are now hot on the trails of the two suspects who are close relatives of the victim. They were identified as Ireneo Sangalang Sr. and his son, Ireneo Jr., both of Bgy. Obrero, who hurriedly fled on foot after the attack.
Sangalang Sr. and the victim are brothers-in-law by affinity because the victim’s wife is a sister of Sangalang Sr.
“Hindi rin sila magkakaiba kasi bayaw ni victim si suspect-Senior dahil asawa ni Jesus iyung kapatid ni Ireneo Sr.,” said Mendoza, adding that land dispute could be the motive behind the incident.
Prior to the hacking, the younger Sangalang engaged the victim in a fistfight before the older suspect joined the fray and hacked the victim with a bolo in the neck.