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Election inspector shot dead in Isabela

Rappler.com
Posted on 05/12/2013 9:45 PM  | Updated 05/13/2013 6:48 PM

SAN GUILLERMO, Isabela (UPDATED) – A unidentified gunman shot dead an election inspector in Isabela province on the eve of the May 13 elections, local police reported.

May Aquinde, a teacher in the town of San Guillermo, was killed in Brgy Guam at about 7:00 pm on Sunday, May 12, provincial police officer Col Manuel Bringas told Rappler.

Her body was found in a forest area, Bringas said.

San Guillermo PSI Richard Babaran said that local police is now investigating the incident.

Babaran later on clarified that the house was found near a forest area but Aquinde was shot dead at her kitchen while she was cooking dinner. The police said that the gunman was standing at the entrance of her house when he fired a lone shot which landed at the right side of her head above her ear.

Babaran said that the incident was witnessed by her husband. Unfortunately, her husband was not able to identify the gunman because a bonnet was covering his face.

Babaran said that the killing might be related to a land dispute, not election-related, and it is just a coincidence that she is an election inspection.

San Guillermo is a remote town that has 9,464 registered voters divided in 26 barangays. It has 25 voting centers. -Rappler.com


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