TAGKAWAYAN, Quezon — A 61-year-old woman on Thursday was beaten to death by her own husband over a misunderstanding in their house at Sitio San Jose, Bgy. Sta. Cecilia, this town.
Dolores Sarsaba was rushed by her husband, Rodrigo, 67, to Maria Lourdes Hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.
Quezon police director Sr. Supt. Osmundo de Guzman said Rodrigo was later arrested and detained by policemen on orders of Sr. Insp. Milo Tabernilla, the town police commander.
Tabernilla said the couple had a misunderstanding that eventually led to the mauling at 5 p.m. on Thursday.
“The suspect did not elaborate about the subject of their argument but he admitted that aside from punching the victim on the face, he also hit her several times on the head with a plastic chopping board,” said Tabernilla.
Seeing the serious condition of his wife, the suspect quickly brought her to the hospital but to no avail.
The couple’s children executed a joint affidavit, stating they will not file a complaint against their father.