Tragedy befalls the family of an Overseas Filipino Worker in Dubai after his drug-addict wife took away the precious life of their child.
While the OFW father works earnestly in Dubai for her family in the Philippines, her wife was addicted to illegal drugs prompting her to take the life of her own child while injuring the other one.
According to GMA News, police claim that the mother covered the face of her 5-year-old child, causing suffocation in an incident that happened inside their house in Brgy Tuy.
When she saw her eldest child, 11-years-old, she rushed and stabbed the child, asking who he is. The child acquired 20 stab wounds and in critical condition.
The mother of the children was arrested by the police and was sent to jail. While in jail, she insisted that a ‘mangkukulam’ perpetuated the demise of her child.
“May bumubulong talaga sa amin. Sinasalitaan po niya ako para pong ako’y inuutusan niya ng inuutusan. Tapos sobrang takot ko na ‘yung mga bata mamamatay. Sabi niya papatayin daw po niya. Isasama daw po niya ‘yung mga anak ko,” the mother claims.
Despite her claims, the Laguna Police is certain that the mother was the one responsible for the crime bases on the testimony of her child who survived the incident.
“Bigla na lang po siyang sinugod ng kaniyang ina at pinagsasakak po ng gunting. Natanong ko po kung ano sinasabi ng kaniyang ina o ano pa ang mga nangyayari noong mga oras na ‘yon. Ang sabi sa akin ng bata, tinatanong daw po siya ng kaniyang ina habang siya’y sinasaksak kung sino siya, ‘Sino ka? Sino ka? Ikaw ay manananggal,” says Police Staff Sergent Jose Belen, the chief investigator of the case.
They also claimed that the suspect who is also the mother of the victims used illegal drugs before the incident took place because of the paraphernalia found inside their home.
“Nu’n pong nag-iimbestiga kami sa lugar nakita po namin na ‘yung comfort room nila sa lababo po eh mayroon pong shabu paraphernalia. Meron din pong maliit na plastic ng shabu na gamit na rin po siya, kung oobserbahan niyo, ginamit ‘yung pinagbabawal na gamot,” says the police.
The suspect admitted to using illegal drugs but denied the crime. The police couldn’t find other possible causes other than her drug addiction.
The father of the victims is set to return to the Philippines from Dubai.
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