A barangay treasurer in San Francisco, Quezon, lost her legs while her live-in partner was also injured when a suspected grenade went off beside their bed, police reported Wednesday.
Miriam De Villa, 33, treasurer of Brgy. Poblacion, and Ernesto Genovaña, 31, were rushed by relatives to a nearby hospital and were later transferred to Lucena City, PO2 Bernard Buñag, investigator at the San Francisco Police, said.
De Villa’s legs were both mutilated while her live-in partner suffered injuries in both feet, Buñag said in his report.
According to Buñag, a certain Donna Rocas called police past 11 p.m. Monday to report the explosion in Purok 3, Brgy. Poblacion.
Members of the San Francisco Police went to the area and found De Villa and Genovaña already being transported by their relatives.
The victims were said to be sleeping when the explosion occurred, Buñag said.
Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, a safety pin believed to be that of the grenade was found at the headboard of the victims’ bed, he said.
Police have asked Anthony Ronnie Arbon, Lenelyn Lamo, and Nick Nabora to explain why the victims mentioned their names after the explosion.
Arbon and Lamo denied any knowledge of the incident while Nabora failed to appear at the police station, Buñag said.
Police are still conducting a follow-up investigation to identify those responsible for the blast. (John Roson)
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