Dis­missed cop stabbed 30 times

The Philippine Star - - METRO - – Rey Galupo

A dis­missed po­lice­man was stabbed dead dur­ing a drink­ing ses­sion in Tondo, Manila Sun­day night.

Jose Igig, 42, for­merly as­signed at the Que­zon City Po­lice Dis­trict, was at­tacked while he was danc­ing along Scar­bor­ough Katu­paran street, Road 10 in Vi­tas at around 8:35 p.m. but no one was will­ing to talk to in­ves­ti­ga­tors, said Se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer 3 Charles John Du­ran of the Manila Po­lice Dis­trict (MPD) homi­cide sec­tion.

Igig was de­clared dead on ar­rival at a hospi­tal from at least 30 stab wounds.

Du­ran said it was un­likely that no one saw the at­tack be­cause “the place was teem­ing with peo­ple when it hap­pened.”

He said the vic­tim was dis­missed from the po­lice ser­vice for gross mis­con­duct in 2010. A rel­a­tive of the vic­tim told po­lice Igig in­curred the ire of sev­eral peo­ple be­cause of his brash be­hav­ior.

Chief In­spec­tor Rom­mel Anicete, MPD homi­cide chief, said they are still wait­ing for the med­i­cal re­port to de­ter­mine if there was only one at­tacker.

Probers re­cov­ered a blood­ied bro­ken liquor bot­tle, an or­ange knife and a black knife han­dle from the crime scene.

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