NPA rebels blamed for death of farmer in Cataingan

CATAINGAN, MASBATE—A 32-year old farmer here was pronounced dead after he was gunned down by four unidentified armed men.

The victim was Robinson Lopez y Toling, a resident of Barangay Tuybo.

The investigators said that Lopez was standing in front of his house when the suspects fired a gun at him.

The report also reveals that several gun shots hit the different vital parts of the victim’s body that resulted to his instantaneous death.

A few minutes after the shooting incident, the suspects fled, leaving no trace of their whereabouts.

Meanwhile, some residents who witnessed the crime believe that the perpetrators could be the members of the rebel group known as the New People’s Army (NPA).

At press time, the rebels had not yet issued any statement regarding this matter.—BICOLSTANDARD.COM