Farmer kills self in Rizal

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RIZAL, Kalinga – A 22-year old farmer died after he allegedly stabbed himself inside their house due to prolonged fever and headache inside his residence at Liwan East, here, over the weekend.

Senior Superintendent Victor Wanchakan, officer-in-charge of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Johnny Padawil Bitaga, 22 years old, married, farmer and a resident of Liwan East, Rizal, Kalinga.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim and his wife were inside their house when the latter decided to go out of their residence for a few moments.

When she went back inside their house, she was surprised to see her husband lying with blood oozing from his body that prompted her to immediately seek assistance from their neighbors in rushing him to the St. Paul’s hospital in nearby Tuguegarao City, Cagayan for medical treatment.

However, the victim was pronounced dead on arrival while responding police operatives were able to recover the knife that was used in the alleged suicide incident.

By Dexter A. See

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