2-year-old boy murdered by his uncle using a bolo knife

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The man allegedly slashed his 2-year-old nephew's throat using an "itak".

Zamboanga --  24 Oras reported the tragic story of a 2-year-old boy murdered by his uncle using a bolo knife, more commonly known as the itak.

The victim's grandmother told that when she went out to get their laundry from the clothesline, the suspect suddenly entered their property and started threatening her.

Fearing for her safety, she ran to get help but when she came back, she found her nephew drenched in his own blood.

The suspect's wife told GMA 7 that he suffers from mental illness.

Watch the full report here.

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