TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A 19-year old teenager died after he was allegedly hacked to death by still unidentified assailants at Bacras, Purok 7, Bulanao here recently.
Senior Superintendent Victor Wanchakan, provincial director of the Kalinga Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as John Rey Wingnga, 19, single and a resident of Purok-6, Bulanao, Tabuk City, Kalinga.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim went out of their house to buy balut but suddenly went missing for several days.
Concerned citizens were then able to fish out the lifeless body of the victim from the irrigation canal in the reported place of incident.
The victim sustained a lone hack wound on the back of his head which was believed to be the cause of his death.
Probers are still looking on the motive behind the victim’s murder.
By Dexter A. See