By JOEY NACALABAN
A 41-YEAR-OLD plant worker allegedly hanged himself in Barangay Bugo on Tuesday morning, and the police think it was because of a missing cellphone.
The alleged suicide was identified as 41-year-old Jeffrey Fernandez, a food processing plant worker in Bugo.
Puerto police investigator Senior M/Sgt. Jose Ryan Sabellina, said Fernandez, who was a homosexual, was found by his brother Felipe kneeling down with a shoe lace tied around his neck.
Sabellina said Fernandez had suffered from depression, and the alleged suicide may have been triggered by the loss of his brand new Oppo cellphone.
Police said Fernandez was last seen Saturday afternoon.
Sabellina said there was no suicide note, and investigators and Fernandez’s family members were convinced there was no foul play.
Meanwhile, a high school student of Pedro Oloy Roa Senior High School was rushed to the hospital after he was stabbed by a fellow student on Tuesday afternoon.
Maj. Ivan Viñas, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office spokesperson, said the victim is a minor from Zone 5, Balite Drive, Calaanan in Barangay Canitoan, this city.
Viñas said that suspect, a 15-year-old from PN Roa Subdivision, is now being sought.
Police said the attack was carried out outside the public school. The victim su sustained three stab wounds, and he is now recuperating at the JR Borja Memorial City Hospital.
Capt. Santo Domingo of the Bulua police said the victim was among those who beat up the suspect’s brother last week and so, investigators were convinced that the stabbing was a way of exacting revenge.
“Tungod sa maong panghitabo, estrikto na kaayo ang maong eskwelahan sa pagpasulod ni bisan kinsa pinaagi sa pagsusi sa mga bag ug pagrekisa sa ilang lawas,” Viñas said.