An employee of a coco lumber store wanted for the gruesome killing of two of his relatives and burning their bodies in La Castellana town, Negros Occidental about six years ago, was arrested by members of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City at about 1:30 p.m. yesterday.
The suspect was identified as Danilo Aranguin, “alias Boni”, 42, of Brgy. Bata, by CIDG-Bacolod head, Chief Insp. Ernor Melgarejo.
Melgarejo said Aranguin was apprehended on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by former Regional Trial Court Branch 63 Judge Reynaldo Alon of La Carlota, who denied him bail. He was arrested after several days of surveillance on information that he was in Barangay Bata.
Investigation showed that Aranguin allegedly killed, chopped up the bodies of his uncle Mario Sarabia Sr. and his 8-year-old son, whose name was not disclosed, and set them on fire at a rice field in Barangay Cabacungan in La Castellana, sometime in 2002.
Melgarejo told the DAILY STAR they had received information that, after the incident, Aranguin hid in Mindanao, where he was also accused for the murder of another person.
Aranguin, who is now detained at the CIDG-Bacolod, denied the accusations and said he had no idea that an arrest warrant had been issued against him*APN