Woman mauled in Mankayan

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MANKAYAN, Benguet – A woman was hurt after he was mauled by her 58-year old neighbour because of an alleged altercation at Batbato, Cabiten here recently.

Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the victim as Pitang Bastos Agustin, of legal age, while he named the suspect as Adam Agustin Elmo, 58, married, both residents of Batbato, Cabiten, Mankayan, Benguet.

Initial police investigation showed that the victim and the suspect had a heater altercation because of the encroachments made by the house of the suspect’s daughter which is now undergoing renovation.

During the said argument, the suspect got irked and chocked and kicked the victim several times.

Concerned neighbors were able to pacify the commotion and accompanied the victim to the Lepanto District Hospital while responding police operatives were able to arrest the suspect and is now detained at the Mankayan Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of appropriate charges against him.

By Dexter A. See

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