Philippine police rescue Indian, kill 4 abductors
MANILA (AP) - 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 Mr 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 Dec 22.
They demanded 20 million pesos (S$601,000) in ransom. The amount was later reduced to 1 million pesos.