A 22-year-old employee landed in a hospital after he was stabbed by his elder brother following an argument in Tondo, Manila yesterday.
Victim Ronnel Fernandez, of 248 Gate 20, Parola Compound, Tondo, sustained a stab wound in the hand. His brother Rommel, 25, escaped after the incident and is now in hiding.
Investigation by PO2 Wendham dela Cruz of the Manila Police District-Station 2 showed that the incident took place at around 7 a.m. inside the home being shared by the victim and the suspect.
Police said the two had a heated argument over their niece for still unclear reasons.
After the verbal exchange, the suspect reportedly went to his room and then got out already armed with a knife. He then stabbed his brother in the hand and then fled.