Farmer stabs farmer in Mankayan

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MANKAYAN, Benguet – A 29-year old farmer was injured after he was allegedly stabbed by a fellow farmer during a drinking session at Gueday, Suyoc, here, Monday dawn.

Police authorities identified the victim as Jeffrey Tilrego Cabay, male, 29, single, farmer while the suspect was named as Mark Anthony Laguiwed Berry, male,31, single, farmer, and both residents of Sitio Gueday, Suyoc, Mankayan, Benguet.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim and the suspect were having a drinking session in the front yard of a neighbor when a heated altercation suddenly erupted between them until the latter was able to grab a knife and stabbed the former four times on the different parts of his body.

The victim was rushed by concerned citizens to the Northern Benguet District Hospital in nearby Buguias town for medical treatment while the suspect was arrested by responding police operatives and he is now detained at the Mankayan Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of the charges against him.

By Dexter A. See

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