Nurse stabbed while sleeping in Lamitan City, Basilan

A nurse sustained wounds after a man stabbed her with a knife while sleeping inside her home Tuesday in Barangay Limook, Lamitan City, Basilan.

According to a report from Lamitan City PNP, which was posted on the Facebook page of DXNO radio program Ronda del Basilan, the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on July 7.

Initial investigation revealed that the suspect, identified as Jainul Iddris, single, jobless and a resident of same village, entered the house of the 22-year-old victim without any reason and hacked her.

The nurse sustained wounds on various parts of her body but she was able to shout for help. A neighbor came and rushed the victim to the Lamitan District Hospital. She was later transferred to a hospital in Zamboanga City for medical treatment.

The suspect fled to an unknown location. A separate report said Iddris was arrested later in Barangay Balas.

Authorities believe that rape was the real motive in the incident.