Financier from Jalandhar shot dead in Philippines

  • Jatinder Kohli, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar: Jalandhar
  • Updated: Aug 04, 2015 13:48 IST
22-year-old Jasmeet Singh was studying hotel management at De La Salle University in Manila and taking care of his father's business. HT Photo

Four months after his father was attacked by assailants in Manila city of the Philippines, Jasmeet Singh, 22, who belonged to Jalandhar, was shot dead on Monday night.

Jasmeet’s father, Jaswant Singh, 49, a financier, has been in coma since the attack on him by an unidentified person four months ago. Jasmeet, who was studying hotel management at De La Salle University in Manila, had been taking care of his father’s money-lending business.

Jasmeet had been in Manila since May 12, 2012, while his father had been working there as a financier for 15 years.


A pall of gloom descended on the Daulatpura locality of Jalandhar after news of the murder was received.

Jasmeet’s mother Pardeep Kaur, 47, said that the family got a call around 10 pm on Monday about the murder of her son by five assailants when he was going to the market with a friend.

She urged the Indian government to help the family to bring back her comatose husband and the body of her son.

The family said Jasmeet’s murder and the attack on his father could be the fallout of money-lending disputes.

Local BJP leaders Kishan Lal Sharma and Ashok Kumar Sareen assured Jasmeet’s family of taking up their case with the external affairs ministry.

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