Tricycle driver stabbed with ‘buntot pagi’ in Narra


A 23-year old tricycle driver is recuperating in a medical facility in Narra after he was stabbed with a 12-inch stingray tail locally called “buntot pagi” in Narra town early Saturday morning, May 12.

The victim was identified by Senior Inspector Ric Ramos, information officer of the provincial PNP, as Aries Lechauco, a resident of Barangay Rio Tuba, Bataraza.

The suspect, on the other hand, was named as Belfren Magdale, a utility worker of a private company and a resident of Sitio Burbon, Barangay Panacan, Narra.

Initial investigation learned that Magdale stabbed Lechauco with the whip-like stingray tail on the wee hours of Saturday after learning that he was on a drinking spree with his wife, Angelica Abaya, and two others inside their house at Malunggay Street.

A heated argument reportedly ensued and then Magdale just stabbed Lechauco on the left of his back.

The suspect is now under the custody of the Narra Municipal Police Station.

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