By Mae Singuay
A minor is now the subject of a police manhunt after a complaint was filed against him for allegedly stabbing a 49-year-old man in Negros Occidental’s Himamaylan City.
Police identified the 16-year-old suspect as a resident of the province’s Isabela town, while the victim was Peter Suan of the city’s Barangay 2.
An initial investigation revealed that Suan and the minor were having a drinking session at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1 at the victim’s residence.
A heated argument ensued between them.
Police alleged that the boy took the knife from the table and stabbed Suan in his stomach.
He was taken to Governor Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial Hospital in the city, but later transferred to Corazon Locsin Memorial Regional Hospital.
Police said the boy fled to an unknown direction after the incident.
They are conducting a pursuit operation for the arrest of the minor./MS, WDJ