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Worker stabs co-worker


A delivery boy of dressed chicken was stabbed and critically wounded by his co-worker while sleeping at Mas Compound, Barangay Sta. Maria, this city.

Police Station 7 Commander, Chief Inspector Joseph Ortega identified the victim as Ian Galigao, 23, a native of Negros City, Negros Oriental, a stay-in worker at Mas Compound, Sta. Maria.

Ortega said the victim suffered multiple stab wounds on hischest, right arm and on the neck. He was rushed to Ciudad Medical Zamboanga hospital.

Police identified the suspect as a certain Dennis, true name unknown, also a stay-in worker and a native of Malangas Municipality, Zamboanga Sibugay Province.

Initial investigation conducted by the investigator-on-case, PO3 Entizar Ladjarani showed that at about 12:00 midnight, the victim and the suspect were having a drinking spree together with their employer, Edwin Velasco de Jesus, 54, married and a resident of the same place.

Probers said that after the drinking session, both workers were already preparing to go to bed when the suspect attacked the victim.

Ortega told Zamboanga Today that the suspect escaped after the incident.

A deeper investigation is being conducted by the authorities to establish the true identity of the suspect and the motive of the incident.

The authoritiesare now coordinating with the Malangaspolice to help locate the suspect. (Eugene A. Lasprilla)

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