Construction worker stabbed dead by partner’s former lover

Published March 18, 2022, 10:46 PM

by Manila Bulletin

A 41-year-old construction worker was stabbed dead by the former boyfriend of his live-in partner in Baseco Compound in Port Area, Manila on Friday, March 18.

Police said the suspect, Rolando Ortilla, a resident of Brgy. 101 Katuparan, Vitas, in Tondo, was arrested after killing Arnel Dadivas, of Gasangan St., Baseco Compound.

Det. Rodolfo Acosta, officer on case, the incident occurred at around 2:00 a.m. after Ortilla had a drinking session with his friends.

The suspect stabbed Dadivas as the latter stepped out of his house in Baseco, police said.

The victim was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds at around 3:05 a.m.

Police said the victim’s live-in partner was the former partner of the suspect.

The suspect is now detained at the Manila Police District headquarters. (Terence Ranis)

 
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