A 28-year-old farmer in the southern province of Davao de Oro in the Philippines reportedly hacked his live-in partner to death during an argument.
Jimmy Genobiagon Artelahon and his partner, Jelly Joy Coscos, 20, celebrated their son’s birthday party on Wednesday at their home in the Dumlan neighborhood of Maco, Bombo Radyo radio station reported, citing the municipality’s police.
But the two allegedly got into an argument around midnight after the guests left.
Coscos had threatened to leave the house with their child, according to ABS-CBN News.
The threat reportedly infuriated Artelahon, who then cut Coscos in the head, back and other parts of the body at dawn.
Coscos eventually died from the wounds she had received.
Artelahon surrendered and local officials took him to the Maco Municipal Police Station.
According to the reports, the police are preparing evidence related to the criminal case that will be filed against Artelahon.
In a similar story, a 25-year-old man in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh shot his brother and sister-in-law over a legal dispute as the two victims celebrated their daughter’s birthday late last year.
The man, identified only as Moolchand, used a pistol to fire four shots at his brother, Mohit Sharma, and his brother’s wife, Pooja, in the village of Khidarpur in Bulandshahr Saturday night on Nov. 13, according to Khanpur station house officer Shatrughan Yadav.
The couple’s daughter, Harshita Sharma, was cutting her birthday cake when Moolchand, also known by the alias Moola Kumar, started shooting, alleged unnamed guests at the party.
Before the shooting, Harshita begged her uncle to let her parents go, but Moolchand ignored her, according to witnesses.
The incident left Mohit and Pooja seriously injured and both were taken to a hospital in Delhi.
Moolchand, who reportedly left the scene waving his gun in the air, was later arrested.
He and Mohit had argued over the division of fatherland before the party and during the event, police said.
“The family and guests were all stunned and couldn’t do much when he took the gun,” Yadav said.
“Most of them initially thought they were celebratory shots,” the officer added.