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Rape with homicide raps
eyed vs. adoptive brother

Rape with homicide charges are being readied against a Bacoleño for allegedly raping and mauling his adoptive sister, which led to her death Tuesday, City police Women and Children’s Complaints Desk chief, Insp. Jovy Cabcaban, said yesterday.

Cabcaban said the charges will be filed against Jorlito Garcia, 52, of San Dionesio Subdivision, Brgy. Granada, before the Bacolod City Prosecutor’s Office Monday.

Garcia was arrested on Tuesday afternoon after he was allegedly seen dragging his adoptive sister Aireen Aranas, 22, out of a sugarcane plantation near their residence by two witnesses, police records showed.

Aranas died while being treated at the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital. Before she died she to told the police that her adoptive brother had molested her, Cabcaban said.

City medico legal officer Ely Cong, who conducted the autopsy on the victim, said she was molested and that she suffered internal hematomas, she added.

Cabcaban said that Aranas’ relatives are no longer interested in filing the case, but the WCCD will file the case instead.* APN

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4 injured in
road mishaps

Four persons, one of them a policeman, were injured in motorcycle-related accidents Wednesday in Bacolod City, the City Police Office Traffic Management Unit reported yesterday.

Injured were Caster Espinosa, 24, of Brgy. 18 Elmer Ynzon, 37, of Brgy. Alijis Goergen Miranda, 26, of Brgy. Bata and Police Officer 2 Feliciano Ricardo Somogat, 34, of Brgy. 19, all in Bacolod, traffic investigator Police Officer 3 Xavier Rama said yesterday.

Somogat was on board the motorcycle driven by Miranda at about 11:45 p.m. that was heading north of San Juan Street near the Barangay Hall of Banago, when they figured in an accident with a jeepney driven by Jenery Fernandez of Brgy. Alicante in E.B. Magalona town, Negros Occidental.

Somogat is assigned as Police Community Relations Officer of Police Station 3. Somogat and Fernandez were both rushed to the Bacolod Doctor’s Hospital.

Meanwhile, Ynzon and Espinosa were also injured when their motorcycles collided at the junction of Rizal and Locsin streets, Bacolod at about 12:45 a.m.

Investigation showed that the motorcycle of Espinosa was heading north of Locsin Street while the motorcycle of Ynzon was heading in the opposite direction when the collision occurred.*APN

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2 ex-convicts face
homicide try charges

The police have filed frustrated homicide and attempted robbery charges against two ex-convicts who stabbed an Indian national after they attempted to rob her late last month in Binalbagan, Negros Occidental.

Albert Sy, Binalbagan police officer-in-charge, identified the two respondents as Sunny Atones, 29, and Jay Paurillo, 26.

The charges were filed Thursday against the two suspects before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office of Negros Occidental. Bail was recommended at P24,000 for each of the accused suspects, Sy said.

Victim Balwider Sidhu Kaur,34, sustained a stab wound at the back of her head after she was strangled by one of the suspects, while resisting their attempt to rob her of her cash collection in Brgy. San Pedro, Binalbagan, police investigations showed.

Sy said bystanders who witnessed the incident came to the rescue of the victim, which prompted the suspects to flee towards Mt. Carmel Subdivision in Brgy. Progreso. Pursuit operations made by responding Binalbagan policemen led to the arrest of Atones and Paurillo.

Sy said a 14-inch butcher’s knife with a scabbard was recovered from the possession of Atunes, a parolee who had been imprisoned for murder charges at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa.

Police investigations also showed that Paurillo, who was charged in court for illegal possession of firearms, is a probationer.

Sy said Kaur, who is engaged in money lending, was collecting daily remittances when the suspects waylaid her.*GPB

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