ZAMBOANGA CITY: Police said a farmer was stabbed dead and three of his fingers, bizarrely, were also cut off and missing when his body was found on a village in the town of Sindangan in Zamboanga del Norte province in southern Philippines.
It said Ronilo Ansono, 41, was last seen alive together with Tindong Lumulan, who fetched the victim from his house in the village of Bato. Ansono’s family said Lumulan asked the victim to help him bring his ailing mother to the hospital.
Village watchmen discovered Ansono’s body several blocks away from his house. The body bore a single, but deep stab wound in the chest. His fingers were also missing, police said.
Police rushed to Lumulan’s house, but his neighbors said the man had fled. He was spotted carrying a backpack and appeared to be in a hurry leaving his house.
The motive of the killing is still unknown, police said. Al Jacinto