Father Struck Daughter with Bolo Over Relationship Dispute

Father Struck Daughter with Bolo

A 17-year-old girl was left injured in Vigan City after her father struck her in the face with a bolo during a heated argument over her relationship.

The Violent Encounter

From the report of GMA Regional TV News, according to police reports, the altercation erupted when the father returned home intoxicated, leading to a confrontation with his daughter. In the midst of the argument, the father brandished a bolo and repeatedly struck his daughter in the face. This cause the severe injuries.

PLTCOL Reynante D. Pitpitan, Chief of Police of Vigan City PNP, confirmed the incident, attributing it to personal issues within the family. The father confronted his daughter about her relationship, escalating tensions and resulting in the violent outburst.

Although the father surrendered to the authorities following the incident, it has been reported that the daughter and other family members are hesitant to press charges against him. This decision raises concerns about potential future confrontations and the need for intervention to address underlying family issues.

Victim’s Condition and Recovery

As of the latest update, the victim is receiving medical treatment and is recuperating in the hospital. The severity of her injuries underscores the gravity of the situation and the emotional toll on the victim and her family.

This disturbing incident highlights the pervasive issue of domestic violence and the dire consequences of unresolved family conflicts. It underscores the importance of promoting healthy communication and conflict resolution strategies within families to prevent such tragic outcomes in the future. Authorities and support organizations must also offer assistance. As well as resources to ensure the safety and well-being of all individuals affect by domestic violence.

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