Indian National Dead in Stabbing Incident
by Roy Gersalia
BULAN, Sorsogon – – (Philippines) – – An Indian national and a woman billeted at One Concepcion Place in this town suffered stab wounds on different parts of the body that resulted in the former’s death, Monday, December 3, police said.
The Indian national was identified as Rajhwant Singh, a local trader, while the woman was Anna Gipit, 23, all of barangay Managa-naga this town.
The victims were taken to the Pantaleon Gotladera Memorial Hospital for immediate medical treatment but after a few hours, Singh expired. Gipit was later brought to Sorsogon City for further medical treatment and was transferred again to a hospital in Legaspi City where she is now recuperating.
In an interview with DZMS Radio, Friday, December 7, Gipit admitted that she was the one who stabbed Singh to prevent the latter from raping her.
Police investigators, however, are still investigating the case. Initial reports reveal that the victims were at Room 201 of the One Concepcion Place, a local lodging house here in Zone 4 when the incident happened. Eyewitnesses said, they were alarmed when they saw the victims running outside from the hotel with blood all over the body. The woman was naked while the Indian national was without shirt and was wearing only his pants.
Police operatives recovered from the crime scene a Nokia cellular phone, key, a deformed fan knife (balisong) measuring 10 inches long with bloodstains, a pair of blue pants, a black “carter” brief, a white sando, bra and red shirt while a ring covered with bloodstains was found on the floor outside the room occupied by the victims.