POLICE arrested a 45-year-old man for allegedly raping his 14-year-old niece and killing the latter’s father, thinking that the victim confessed to her father what he did the other day in Zamboanga del Norte.
The suspect was identified as Edgar Tabigue Bagasina, married, farmer, of Sta. Maria, Leon B. Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte.
Reports said the suspect was arrested after he stabbed his brother to death inside their father’s house at Riverside, Poblacion, Leon Postigo.
The victim was identified as Teodoro Tabi-gue Bagasina, 44, married, company worker, of Recodo, Zamboanga City.
The incident occurred at around 12:35 a.m. inside one of the rooms of the said house.
Police said the victim went to his father’s house on December 11 to visit his daughter, who was allegedly raped by his brother and slept in one of the rooms in the house.
Early morning on Dec. 13, the suspect arrived and when he learned that his brother was there, he took a bladed weapon and stabbed him while asleep.
It was learned that the suspect allegedly raped the victim’s daughter and threatened the latter that he would harm her family if someone knew of the incident.
The report said that the suspect thought that his niece already told her father about the incident so he immediately killed the latter’s father.
The suspect fled but turned over himself to police after a few hours.