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For fighting off a sexual assault, 2 Davao Sur girls stabbed; 1 killed

/ 12:14 PM August 21, 2019

MAGSAYSAY, Davao del Sur – A teenaged girl is still in critical condition at the Davao del Sur provincial hospital in Digos City after being stabbed early Monday morning in an incident that killed her classmate.

According to the police report, the two Grade 9 students fought off a sexual assault when they were stabbed.

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Senior Master Sergeant Jerome Quiapo, Magsaysay town police investigator said the victims are both residents of Barangay Dalawinon here.

The first one died from stab wounds on her breast, left hand and neck while the other had various wounds in different parts of her body. She is still fighting for her life.

Police said the suspect was an 18-year-old Grade 12 student and a resident of Dalawinon.

The incident happened around 1:45 a.m., just after the girls were about to head home from a disco party at the Dalawinon village gym.

The suspect invited them to go to a village on board two motorcycles with four other boys. They stopped in the bank of a creek, where the boys reportedly started their sexual advance.

Refusing to heed the boys’ whims, the two girls ran away and headed for home but the boy chased and stabbed them, Quiapo said.

When found by police investigators, the first girl’s body was floating on the creek.

The suspect was arrested at his residence where authorities also found the knife believed to be used in stabbing the girls.

Police investigators said the boy’s companions were all residents of Barangay Kasuga.

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Police are still studying the four’s involvement in the crime, Quiapo said.

The teenager is now facing charges for murder and frustrated murder. /lzb

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