Man killed, girlfriend wounded due to jealousy

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A 40-YEAR-OLD man was stabbed dead, while his girlfriend was wounded in an attack believed to have stemmed from a love triangle.

The incident took place in East Binabag, Barangay Tayud, Consolacion town, northern Cebu around 10:50 p.m. on Monday, July 4, 2022.

Staff Sergeant Ruel Aquino, investigating officer of Consolacion Police Station said that victims Ranilo Goc-ong, of Barangay Santa Cruz, Liloan and his girlfriend Christel Mae Silaya Bacus, 26, of Barangay Tayud, Consolacion were heading towards Liloan town on board a motorcycle when they were flagged down and stabbed several times by Bacus' live-in partner Norwel Cabaña.

The suspect immediately fled after the incident.

The victims were brought to the Eversley Child Sanitarium Hospital in Mandaue City, but Goc-ong was pronounced dead on arrival by attending physician.

Goc-ong succumbed to several stab wounds in the body, while Bacus sustained stab wounds in her right abdomen.

Aquino cited jealousy as the motive behind the incident.

Consolacion police are now conducting a hot pursuit operation against the 38-year-old suspect, who hails from Barangay Tungkay, Toledo City, midwest Cebu but currently residing in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City. (GDC, TPT)

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