By Liezle Basa Inigo
LAOAC, Pangasinan – A 30-year-old man, who was believed to be mentally disturbed, went on a rampage with a chopping knife inside the family compound, killing his wife, mother and grandmother, while wounding two neighbors in Barangay Banuar here, Saturday morning.
A report from the office of Pangasinan Police Provincial Director Col, Redrico Maranan said suspect Nestor Untalan slit the throats of his wife May Untalan, his mother Rema Untalan, and grandmother Roseta Tanggo. Wounded were Gerardo Tadena, and Mark Anthony Pastor.
And after going on that rampage, the suspect also killed himself by slitting his throat.
Laoac Chief of Police Capt Mark Taminaya told The Manila Bulletin that the suspect’s two minor children escaped unharmed.
The report said that, at around 7 a.m., Nestor started to go wild and proceeded to slit the throats of his victim with a chopping knife.
“Dumampot ng chopping knife ang suspek saka ito ginilitan ang leeg ng mga biktima , at matapos nito”y ikinagalit nang may masilip itong ibang tao sa coumpound at sinugod and dalawa pa,” Taminaya said.
Tadena and Pastor were declared in stable condition at a local hospital.
“Inabutan pa ng mga tropa ang tatlong biktima at suspek na naghihingalo, subalit dahil naubusan na ng dugo ang mga ito idineklara na silang dead on arrival” Taminaya added.
The discovery of the incident was made by Tadena and Pastor, who were drawn to the compound when they heard the victims screaming.
Both barged into the Untalans’ residence, but were attacked by suspect.
“Marahil nagilitan na ni Nestor ang sarili bago pa nakita ang dalawa na hinabol nito, na hindi nya masyado napuruhan ‘ police said.
Taminaya said that Untalan may be suffering from hallucinations and other mental disorder.
“Tatlong araw ng hindi daw nakakatulog at may papatay daw sa kaniya at minsan din napagkamalan na ang isang stick ng kahoy ay ahas,” Taminaya narrated.
According to police, Taminaya has no record or any involvement in drug-related activities.