By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
In light of the recent case where a six-year-old boy was stabbed to death by a “drug-crazed” uncle in Barangay Singcang-Airport, the Bacolod City Police Office Women and Children’s Protection Desk (WCPD) urged parents to keep their children away from relatives they suspect are using illegal drugs.
In a radio interview yesterday, WCPD head, Police Inspector Arlyn Torrendon, said the recent incident is an example of “the horrific effects of illegal drugs.”
She advised parents not to wait for the situation to further worsen and prevent their children from getting near them.
Torrendon also said parents should also seek help from police if they suspect a relative is using illegal drugs.
Meanwhile, WCPD is awaiting the death certificate of the victim, identified as Nonoy Antonio, a resident of Purok Sigay in the said Bacolod City barangay.
Torrendon said the suspect, Arnel Antonio, faces murder charges in relation to RA 7610, or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation, and Discrimination Act.
The victim’s father, meanwhile reiterated intentions to pursue a criminal case against the suspect, whom he called “a demon.”
Last Saturday, the younger Antonio was stabbed by the suspect, who claimed he heard “voices” while they were sleeping.
Cops recovered the buckle knife allegedly used in the attack.
Police believe the assailant was under the influence of illegal drugs during the incident and immediately conducted an operation, which resulted in the arrest of alleged drug supplier, Carlito Deriada.
Both suspects are detained at Police Station 8./DGB, WDJ