Blast victims cry justice

DATU ODIN SINSUAT, Maguindanao (MindaNews/21 June) – The family of a 4-year-old child who died in an explosion Friday night in this town wants justice for the slain victim.

Maguindanao police have not identified any suspect in the blast that killed Norolhaq Abas, although some relatives said they already have a lead.

The still unidentified type of explosive almost tore the Abas house apart, blew off the roof, made holes on the walls and caused the cement to crack.

Sukarno Abas, a relative, said two men aboard a motorcycle came and left a carton box which apparently contained the explosive.

Ida Abas, another relative said they have a lead on the possible suspects, but will let the investigation take its course.

But provincial police director Senior Supt. Marcelo Pintac said their investigation has been hampered by the lack of witnesses. He said members of the Abas family could no longer be located and their neighbors did not cooperate with the police. (Ferdinandh Cabrera/MindaNews)