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Keralite abducted in Philippines released

Last Updated: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 14:53

Kozhikode: After a 14-month ordeal, a Keralite man abducted by a terrorist group in the Philippines in June last year, has been freed, his family members said on Friday.

36-year-old Kolaraveettil Biju, working as an operation manager in a garment factory at Kuwait, was abducted allegedly by a terror group from Sulu province in the Philippines while he was at his wife`s house, they said.

"Biju telephoned us at about 2.45 AM informing that he has been released by the captors," Biju`s father Narayanan said.

Shybu, brother of Biju, said he had also spoken him a couple of times. "At present Biju is at the police headquarters in Philippines after medical check-up," he said.

Biju, who has two children, had last visited his native place Moodadi, about six km from Koilandy in Kozhikode district, in June last year.


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First Published: Friday, August 10, 2012 - 14:53

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