Punjabi Money Lender Shot Dead In Philippines

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MAHERU – Major Singh (28), a youth from Maheru village in Phagwara subdivision of Kapurthala district, was shot dead in Manila Tuesday. He had been living there for the past nine years. He was in the money-lending business there.

Major Singh’s elder brother Ranjit Singh called up their mother Gurdev Kaur to inform her about the unfortunate incident.

He told his mother that some unidentified assailants fired 10 shot at Major Singh while he was on his way to his office. He was killed on the spot. Major Singh’s two other brothers Balbir Singh and Baljit Singh said he had not visited his native place even once after going to Manila.

He had, however, told his mother a few days ago that he would visit Maheru in January 2012, they added. Over 100 Punjabis have been killed in Philippines over the past eight years. Most of them belonged to Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur in Doaba region.