Philippine police rescue Indian, kill 4 abductors
Manila: Philippine officials say police have rescued a kidnapped Indian businessman whose severed finger was delivered to his family.
Four abductors were killed in a shootout and another was arrested.
Senior Superintendent Renato Gumban says Gurtej Singh was rescued today during a raid of the kidnappers` hideout in northern Bulacan province.
He says Singh and his wife Kulwinder Kaur were talking to clients of their money-lending business along a road in Pulilan township when the kidnappers struck on December 22.
They demanded 20 million pesos (USD 490,000) in ransom.
The amount was later reduced to USD 24,500.
Gumban says Kaur was freed Saturday after her family paid USD 6,800. When Singh`s ransom did not arrive Sunday, the kidnappers left his severed finger near his home.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Soldier buried under Siachen avalanche snow rescued after six days
- Panel discussion on demand for expulsion of Wahabi Syllabus from Universities- Part IV
- DNA: Analysis on India's naval prowess at International Fleet Review
- Panel discussion on demand for expulsion of Wahabi Syllabus from Universities
- Panel discussion on demand for expulsion of Wahabi Syllabus from Universities- Part II
- 12 men rape British teen girl for over 13 months; slapped with 140 years in jail
- 'Achhe din': Residents of PM Modi's adopted village to get free electricity, work in full swing
- Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel in first ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage’ video – Watch
- How Lance Naik Hanumanthappa survived 6 days below 25 feet of snow in Siachen