By Staff
Published 12:00, September 5, 2022

Naval, Biliran— Family problem between siblings turned tragic when an uncle stabbed to death his nephew while the former was in the house of their mother about 5: 40 in the afternoon on Sunday (Sept 4) at Sitio San Roque, Brgy. Larrazabal, in this capital town of Naval, Biliran.

Naval COP Police Major Ryan Delima identified the victim as Lester Paul Castil y Cabanganan, 27, jobless, with live-in partner, a resident at Sitio San Roque, Brgy. Larrazabal, Naval, Biliran. On the other hand, the suspect was identified as Camilo Cabanganan y Delfin, 58, married, Lechon Dealer, residing at Brgy. Smo. Rosario, Naval, Biliran.

The police said that a concerned citizen informed the Naval police station that a stabbing incident transpired in the said place and personnel from the police station immediately proceeded to the place of incident to verify the veracity of the report.

However, upon arrival the victim was already brought by the Naval Rescue Unit (NAVRU) personnel to Biliran Provincial Hospital.

Initial investigation disclosed that the suspect and the victim had a heated argument prior to the stabbing incident at the house of the mother of the suspect Bueana B. Cabanganan who is the grandmother of the victim. Later, the victim left and went home shortly, and witnesses said that at around 5:40 in the afternoon, the victim went back to the house of his grandmother but this time he was allegedly armed with a short-bladed weapon A fight ensued between the victim and the suspect which resulted in the victim sustaining a lone fatal stab wound to his stomach.

The victim went out and sought for help and was subsequently brought to BPH for immediate medical attention while the suspect was arrested by responding PNP personnel. However, the victim was declared dead on arrival by the attending physician, Dr. Alvin Peñaflor.

The police said that the suspect has long been planning to visit their mother because of her advanced age but failed to do. However, yesterday the suspect found time to visit his mother which resulted in the tragedy.

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