A barangay official on Thursday was killed after he was stabbed twice by 54-year-old man reportedly due to a property dispute which stemmed from the suspect’s accusation that the victim placed his landmark approximately seven inches into his property.
Authorities identified the victim as Clemente Poon, 64, a resident and a councilor of Barangay Madua Norte in Duero.
According to Duero police investigator PO3 Neil Bermin, suspect Isidro Nalugon, 54, of Barangay San Pedro of same town argued with the victim on the placement of a boundary marker.
Nalugon alleged that Poon placed a landmark in the suspect’s property.
The suspect then left the area after complaining but returned several minutes after, said Bermin.
Based on witnesses’ statement, Nalugon approached the victim from behind and stabbed him in the chest and stomach.
Nalugon immediately fled the crime scene while Poon was rushed to a hospital.
According Bermin, Poon still reached the hospital but shortly after succumbed to his injuries.
Authorities later on found out that Nalugon accused Poon of putting a landmark a finger span (dangaw) into his property.
Poon’s camp however denied the accusation and even claimed that it was Nalugon who encroached on the victim’s property.
Meanwhile, Nalugon remains at large as police continue to hunt him down. (A. Doydora)