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Rider stabbed dead, girlfriend raped as suspects ruin date in Cagayan de Oro

A 24-year-old delivery driver was stabbed to death while his 17-year-old girlfriend was allegedly raped in an attack by unidentified men while they were dating in Cagayan de Oro City.

In a statement, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office city director Police Colonel Aaron Mandia said the incident happened around midnight of July 17 along Coastal Road in Barangay Lapasan.

Mandia identified the slain victim as Cris Sabaldana Semaña, a resident of Western Kolambog, Lapasan.

Investigation showed that Semaña and his girlfriend were dating when the suspects approached and pointed a knife at them.

The two victims were dragged on the grassy dark area of the road.

Semaña was then stabbed 10 times on the body while his girlfriend was allegedly raped by one of the suspects.

The female victim resisted but she was punched and kicked by the suspect, according to Mandia.

Semaña was immediately brought to the JR Borja Hospital by Oro Rescue but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police are still waiting for the result of the female victim's medico-legal for  confirmation.

Meanwhile, Mandia said there could be three suspects in the incident as there was one lookout aside from the two individuals who approached the victims.

Thorough investigation is continuously being conducted while police operatives were ordered to conduct a hot pursuit operation to arrest the suspects.—LDF, GMA News