Cop, brother held over killing of village exec, Indian national in Albay town
LEGAZPI CITY — A policeman and his half-brother were arrested Friday (Jan. 21) morning after allegedly killing a village councilman and an Indian national in Oas town, Albay province.
The suspects were identified as Cpl. Bryan Aguilar of Barangay Maporong, a crime investigator assigned to the Polangui town police station, and Raymond Isaac Salanga, 23, of Barangay Mendez, both in Polangui town, according to Maj. Maria Luisa Calubaquib, the Bicol police spokesperson.
Investigators identified the victims as Marlon Rebusquillo, 43, a village councilman of Barangay Maporong, and Parmindes Singh, an Indian national from Barangay Gabon, also in Polangui.
Police said Aguilar and his brother allegedly abducted the Indian national and took off on board a Toyota Wigo.
Aguilar, who was driving, lost control of the car while negotiating a road in Maporong around 9 a.m., causing the vehicle to fall into a rice field.
Rebusquillo and an unidentified companion saw the accident and approached the suspects’ car and tried to help.
But when the village councilman was about to ride his motorcycle, Aguilar drew his handgun and fired at him before shooting the Indian national.
Aguilar then fled the crime scene on board Rebusquillo’s motorcycle, investigators said.
Later that day, Aguilar returned to the crime scene while investigators were processing the area and he was positively identified by Rebusquillo’s companion as the responsible for shooting dead the two victims.
Police immediately arrested Aguilar while his half-brother was arrested at his residence in Polangui.
Aguilar was placed under the custody of the Oas police station while Salanga was detained at the Polangui police station.
The suspects will be facing double murder charges, police said.
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