MANILA - A 36-year-old woman suffered multiple stab wounds as she fended off her husband's cousin who attempted to rape her in Iloilo City Saturday.
According to her relatives, the victim was walking on her way home when the suspect Nelex Lagarde ambushed her in Barangay Jayobo, Lambunao.
Lagarde, who was believed to be drunk, allegedly hacked the victim as she fought him off.
He eventually left the victim unconscious.
Residents found the woman after hearing her cries for help. She was rushed to the Western Visayas Medical Center, where she remained under the observation of doctors, as of posting.
Police have launched a hot pursuit operation against Lagarde.