ORMOC CITY– An alleged personal grudge led to the death of a ‘habal-habal’ driver in Sta.Margarita, Samar on Sunday (Nov.20) with the suspect still at-large.

The victim, identified by the local police as Rogelio David,48 and a resident of Barangay Nabulo of said town was hacked to death by the suspect Victor Pellina,49, using a bladed weapon, locally known as ‘sundang.’

The local police said that they received a phone call at about 9:55 am from a concerned citizen purportedly due to a vehicular accident transpired in the Nabulo.

The police led by PEMS Vitaliano Galban, immediately proceeded to the village to verify the report and saw the dead body of the victim lying on the ground.

Initial investigation conducted by responding police disclosed that the victim, on board of his motorcycle, was suddenly hacked by the suspect using the sundang.

After hacking David, the suspect fled going to a forested direction in the village.
The police said that a personal grudge between the two is being seen as the reason why the suspect killed the victim.

Santa Margarita Municipal Police Office immediately conducted a hot pursuit operation and coordinated with nearby police offices for his arrest.