HindustanTimes Mon,01 Sep 2014

Another Moga businessman killed in Philippines

Surinder Maan , Hindustan Times  Moga, July 11, 2013
First Published: 18:09 IST(11/7/2013) | Last Updated: 18:12 IST(11/7/2013)

A 48-year-old businessman hailing from this district was shot dead at Manila in Philippines on Thursday.


Jagroop Singh, who came from Daudhar village, 29 km from here, had been running a finance company in Manila for the past seven years.

A pal of gloom descended on the village on Thursday evening as Jagroop's close relative Harpreet Singh, who has been also staying in the Philippines for the past 10 years, conveyed the news to his parents.

According to the family, Jagroop was shot dead outside Manila city by unidentified assailants, who had their faces covered, while he was travelling on a highway by his motorcycle.

"We would try to bring back his body to India and would ask the minister of state for external affairs Parneet Kaur for the same," said Hazura Singh, father of Jagroop.

Kuldeep Kaur, wife of the deceased, said that her husband had gone to Philippines seven years ago. "It is heartbreaking for the family as we were not with him during his last days," she said.

Jagroop's mother Nasib Kaur said, "When my younger son went to Manila on a work-permit visa, I thought all our problems would come to an end as my hard-working son would become successful there. But fate had something else in store for us."

In the past one year many youths from this district have been murdered in Philippines. They include Harveer Singh (29) of Raunta village, Baljeet Singh (32) of Kokri Kalan village, Gurdial Singh (46) of Dosanjh village, and brothers Gurmeet Singh (28) and Veer Singh (24) of Bhinder Kalan village and Balwinder Singh (23) of Manuke village.

comment Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of
blog comments powered by Disqus

more from Bathinda

Daduwal quits ad hoc HSGMC?

Radical Sikh leader Baljit Singh Daduwal has reportedly resigned from the 41-member ad hoc Haryana Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (HSGMC), if a resignation letter, allegedly written by Daduwal and circulated by the police among mediapersons, is to be believed.

Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved