Man hacked dead by drinking buddy

Police cordon the area in Barangay San Isidro, Toboso, Negros Occidental where a man was found dead on Monday following a hacking incident. (Photo courtesy of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A man was found dead at Sitio Mansulao, Barangay San Isidro, Toboso, Negros Occidental Monday, a day after he was allegedly hacked by his drinking buddy following a heated argument.

Police identified the victim as Marvin Encarquez of the said village.

Police Major Jun Ray Batadlan, town police chief, said the victim sent the suspect home after their drinking session on Sunday night.

However, the victim went back to the suspect’s house as he was allegedly interested in the latter’s wife.

A heated argument then ensued between them until the suspect allegedly chased and hacked the victim.

“Kursunada niya (victim) gali ang asawa ka suspect. Abi niya tulog na ang suspect amo pa nag balik siya,” Batadlan said.

Batadlan said the suspect is still at large. He said the victim’s family has yet to decide whether to file charges against the suspect or not.