Suspected “witch” gunned down

PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte, March 12–Modern times now rule our planet Earth, but some villagers still think primitive like superstitious belief on witchery.
Owing to their Stone-age mindset, they accuse somebody in the neighborhood as a witch who enchants one to suffer a mysterious disease as claimed by quack doctors or herbolarios.

This likely scenario may be the motive behind the slaying of a woman as what police were investigating at press time.

Reports said Ana (not her real name), a 60-year-old vegetable vendor, was on her way from their house in Brgy. Calambeg, this town to visit a daughter-in-law living in a nearby place when she was gunned down by an unidentified assailant while she was walking alone last night.

The victim sustained three gunshot wounds in the chest that caused her death.

Investigator SPO2 Christopher Tungpalan said a caliber .45 pistol was used in the killing of the woman, described by her detractors as a suspected witch.

However, the victim’s son denied the false allegation saying that his mom quarreled with somebody due to this baseless accusation.

Police said they have already a clue to have a deeper probe of the incident in pursuit of justice for the victim. (d.d./tri-media report)