A 45-year-old businessman from Kapurthala district was shot dead in the Philippines on Saturday.
The victim, Balwinder Singh, who hailed from Sidhwan Dona village, had been running a business in San Jose city for the past 17 years.
A pal of gloom descended on the village on Sunday after someone from Manila conveyed the tragic news to Balwinder’s parents over the phone.
According to the family, Balwinder was shot outside a gurdwara in San Jose by some assailants, after calling him to meet for a business meeting.
The victim’s elder brother Joginder Singh said, “Balwinder returned to the Philippines two months back and he brought an end to our financial woes with his hard work.”
“We will try to bring back his body as soon as possible and would also approach the external affairs ministry in this regard,” he added.
It is the fourth incident in the last one month that a man from Doaba region was killed in the Philippines.
Gurinder Singh, a resident of Basti Bawa Khel and Vipan Bhatti of Adampur in Jalandhar were gunned down by unidentified assailants in Manila in January this year.
Raghbir Singh of Lambra was murdered in the country on February 8.