ITOGON, Benguet August 18 – A 46-year old pocket miner was injured after he was allegedly hacked on his head by his younger brother inside a bunkhouse at Virac, here, Thursday.
Police authorities identified the injured individual as July Bawanta Polliso, 47 years old, single, miner, native of Sumadel, Tinglayan, Kalinga while the suspect was named as his younger brother Allen Bawanta Polliso.
Initial police investigation showed that the intoxicated suspect arrived home and had a heated argument with the victim.
After a few moments, the suspect grabbed a bolo and hacked the victim on his head and immediately fled towards an undisclosed direction.
The victim was rushed by concerned neighbors to the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) for medical treatment while the suspect is now the subject of a manhunt operation.
By Dexter A. See