Police rescue Indian, kill 4 abductors-A A +A
Friday, January 4, 2013
MANILA -- Government officials said 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 said Gurtej Singh was rescued Friday during a raid of the kidnappers' hideout in northern Bulacan province.
He said Singh and his wife Kulwinder Kaur were talking to clients of their money-lending business along a road in Pulilan town when the kidnappers struck on December 22.
They demanded P20 million ($490,000) in ransom. The amount was later reduced to P1 million ($24,500).
Gumban said Kaur was freed Saturday after her family paid 277,000 pesos ($6,800). When Singh's ransom did not arrive Sunday, the kidnappers left his severed finger near his home. (AP)