Medtech killed inside Batangas hospital

Posted at 07/06/2012 1:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines – A medical technologist was stabbed dead by her husband inside a hospital in Batangas on Thursday afternoon.

Victim Meriam De Las Alas, 37, died after she was stabbed in the chest by her husband Meynardo, 40, inside San Juan Doctors Hospital in San Juan

De Las Alas’s heart was pierced. The stabbing reportedly occurred inside the hospital’s laboratory, where the couple was heard arguing.

After the killing, Meynardo fled the scene on board his motorcycle.

Police said jealousy drove Meynardo, a driver and a barangay councilman, to kill his wife.

“Selos ang nakikita naming dahilan base kasi sa mga text na nabasa namin ay ‘akala ko ikaw ang makakatulong ko, ikaw pala ang sisira sa ating relasyon,” said PO3 Reynaldo Red of San Juan Police.

Meriam is survived by her two daughters.

Meynardo, meanwhile, remains at large and police have launched an operation to capture him. – report from Joan Panopio, ABS-CBN News Southern Tagalog