Close  

Farmer hacks another farmer then kills self in Palawan

/ 04:20 PM August 01, 2019

CITY OF CALAPAN – A farmer killed himself after hacking to death another farmer in a rice field in Dumaran town in Palawan province on Thursday, police said.

Lt. Col. Socrates Faltado, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan) police information officer, said Nilo Gacho, 42, hacked Eduard Mondragon, 35, while they were in a rice field at 6:10 a.m. in Sitio (sub-village) Casipulo, Barangay Santo Tomas.

ADVERTISEMENT

Gacho, without apparent reason, hit Mondragon on the nape and left arm, killing him instantly, Faltado said.

Gacho immediately went home and drank a liquid pesticide, he added.

The suspect died while being taken to the Rural Health Unit.

Police found a 24-inch bolo in his house.

Police said Gacho committed the crime due to a misunderstanding. /lzb

Read Next
LATEST STORIES
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: farmer, Local news, Palawan, Suicide
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2019 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.