On the afternoon of May 27, an unidentified woman was found stabbed to death at the Metro Rail Transit-3 (MRT-3) Boni Station. The woman, who was a beggar, was stabbed by another male beggar.
According to a report, Police Col. Moises Villaceran Jr., chief of the Mandaluyong police said that the woman was found slumped on the stairs of the northbound side of the Boni Station at around 2:57 p.m. The woman had a stab wound on her lower chest.
MRT-3 personnel called for immediate medical assistance and the body was brought to a nearby hospital. Moises said that according to eyewitness accounts, the victim was quarreling with an unidentified male beggar. CCTV footage shared by reporter Glen Juego of DZBB showed the final moments as the incident unfolded. The motive for the crime is unknown and the incident is under investigation.
As the crime happened in broad daylight and in a public area, it’s important for commuters to be vigilant at all times. Anything can happen these days, and apart from being aware of your surroundings, make it a point to have these self-defense weapons close at hand.