Family of slain gov't doctor casts doubt on killed suspect
KALIBO, Aklan, March 9 (PNA) -- The family of the slain "people's doctor," Dreyfuss Perlas, doubted the involvement of a suspect recently killed by the police in Lanao del Norte.
Batan Councilor Dennis Perlas, the father of Dreyfuss, said that they are doubtful if indeed Agapito Amparong, who was identified by the Lanao police as a suspect in the murder of his son, really had a hand in the killing.
He noted that the police may have identified Amparong as one of the suspects in the killing of the young doctor because he already had a series of murder charges in Lanao.
Perlas further told the PNA in an interview on Thursday: "I was informed that the police were about to serve the warrant against the suspect (Amparong) when he ran away. The police reported that they saw the suspect carrying a hand grenade, the reason why the authorities shot him."
Meanwhile, the Perlas family announced that the burial of the slain doctor will be on Saturday, March 11 in Batan town.
Dr. Perlas, a rural health physician, was killed last March 1 by unidentified assailants while on his way home to Lanao del Norte. (PNA)