A 26-year-old woman fell into a coma after she was hit with a shovel by her husband in Ubay on early on Tuesday.
Staff Sgt. Jose David Estremo of the Ubay Police Station said Reniel Gunayan, 34, was unprovoked when he attacked his wife Jonalyn who was cleaning their house in Barangay Pag-asa at past 6 a.m.
According to Estremo, the couple had been quarreling with for over two weeks prior to the incident due to jealousy.
“Matud pa na di na maayo ilahang pagtagad sud sa duha ka semana tungod sa selos mao tong ang biktima samtang nanghinlo sa ilahang palibot nikalit og abot ning bana unya gi duol ang biktima dayon gibunalan ang o,” said Estremo.
Reniel allegedly fled from their house immediately after the incident while Jonalyn was rushed to the Don Emilio Del Valle Hospital in Ubay.
“Pag abot sa igsuon sa biktima, ang suspek ni dagan mao ng nag conduct mi og hot pursuit,” Estremo added.
On Wednesday, Reniel surrendered to the village chief of Barangay Pag-asa and was later turned over to the Ubay Police Station.
He was charged on the same day with frustrated parricide.
Meanwhile, Jonalyn was transferred to the Governor Celestino Gallares Medical Center in Tagbilaran City for further treatment.
Estremp said the victim remained unconscious as of Thursday morning. (A. Doydora)