Cops face blank wall in slay of DAR employee

ILOILO City – The Jaro district police station still have no suspect in the assassination of a provincial survey aide of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Barangay Tagbak, Jaro district.

The 51-year-old Allan Salario of Barangay Calmay, Janiuay, Iloilo died of gunshot wounds on the head and back at Metropolis Subdivision where he was temporarily residing. He was attacked by a lone motorcycle-driving gunman on June 6.

One angle probers are pursuing is “love triangle.” According to Police Captain Eduardo Siacon Jr., Jaro police chief, Salario had a relationship with a married woman.

The Jaro police station is also not discounting that the killing was work-related.

Salario was preparing his vehicle, an owner-type jeep, when shot thrice. The assailant was wearing a black helmet, black jacket and a pair of shorts, witnesses told responding policemen.

According to Salario’s superior at DAR-Iloilo Engineer Roy Napud, the victim was supposed to go to the 5th District of Iloilo yesterday to check a DAR project in Estancia town.

He described Salario as a hardworking employee with no known office enemies.

The Jaro police already junked the drug trafficking angle; Salario was not a suspected drug personality.

Salario’s sister Catalina told the police he had a misunderstanding with someone last year and this led to threats.

On the night of June 5, during drinking binge with friends, Salario also told friends that someone was threatening him but did not identify this person.

“We hope more witnesses would come to us and give information,” said Siacon./PN


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