By Bohol Island News Staff | 10:20 PM September 28, 2019
A woman escaped death as her own lover tried to kill her, with the latter then ending his own life.
The unfortunate end to their romantic relationship happened Saturday at past 3 o’clock afternoon, September 28 in Carmen town, Bohol.
Police said relationship problems pushed the 51-year-old suspect to end his own life after failing to kill his 21-year-old live-in partner.
Investigation showed the man tied a noose around his live-in partner’s neck to kill her. When he thought she was already dead he killed himself by hanging. The incident occurred inside the man’s house.
Bystanders who were playing billiards beside the couple’s house heard that they were quarreling on that afternoon.
Upon hearing the commotion, they immediately checked the house. Inside, they found the woman struggling to breathe and the man hanging from the ceiling of their room.
They cut the rope and tried to revive the man while calling Tarsier 117 emergency responders.
They unfortunately failed to revive the man, while the woman has since been out of danger. She was advised to go to the hospital because of noticeable bruises on her neck inflicted by strangling with the rope.
Neighbors told police that they had been quarreling almost everyday, apparently because of jealousy.
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Eds’ note: Bohol Island News Team decided to withhold the name of the victims in suicide cases to respect the privacy of the victim’s grieving loved ones.