Sr. Citizen Hacked Dead

A senior citizen farmer was hacked dead by a laborer in a hinterland barangay in Cadiz City around 10:00 a.m. Monday in Purok Paghidaet, Barangay V.F. Gustilo.

Police identified the victim as Wilfredo Consolta Peraño, 69, married, of Purok Estacio, Barangay V.F. Gustilo, Cadiz. He sustained multiple hack wounds in the body and died on the spot.

Police tagged the suspect as Joan Pedronio Gasper, 22, single, laborer, of Purok Paghidaet, Barangay V.F. Gustilo, Cadiz.

He fled after the killing. A hot pursuit operation by Cadiz City PNP and elements of 12th Infantry Battalion and barangay officials had pressured the suspect to surrender around 7:00 p.m. also on Monday.

Police disclosed that the victim went to their Barangay Hall to report that he was a victim of thievery perpetrated by the suspect around 9:00 a.m. on the same day. But on his way home, he was waylaid by the suspect inside a sugarcane field and hacked several times.

The suspect is now detained at Cadiz City custodial jail facility.*(CMGarde)


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