By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
The scavenger who allegedly stabbed another scavenger at Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) Boni Station on Monday was arrested Tuesday morning, police said.
The suspect was identified by police as 19-year-old Reymart Gabane, a native of Catbalogan City, Samar.
He was nabbed at Mega Footbridge near SM Megamall B around 10:45 a.m. by the District Mobile Force Battalion, said Police Capt. Noemi Guevara, station commander of Mandaluyong City Police Community Precinct 4.
“They saw the suspicious-looking man roaming around the area,” Guevara said.
“By chance, he resembled the man in the video who stabbed the female scavenger at MRT-3 Boni Station on Monday, and they confirmed that he was the one in the video,” she added.
A female scavenger on Monday afternoon was found by a security guard lying on the stairs of the northbound side of MRT-3 Boni Station with her clothes drenched in blood.
Emergency rescue personnel were then called but when they arrived, the victim was already dead, police said.
Close circuit television footages acquired by the probers showed that the victim was stabbed on her lower left chest by an unidentified suspect who then quickly fled on foot.
The cadaver was brought to Gospel Funeral Homes for safekeeping and request for autopsy and post mortem examination were prepared to determine the cause of the victim’s death.
Guevarra said the weapon that the suspect used was never recovered.
“Accordingly, the suspect used a ballpen when he stabbed the victim,” she said.
Guevarra said Gabane was brought to Mandaluyong City Police headquarters for the filing of appropriate charges.