Phagwara youth killed in Philippines

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Phagwara
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2016 15:35 IST
Sukhwinder Singh (HT Photo)

A 26-year-old Phagwara man, who had moved to the Philippines in 2011, was shot dead on Monday.

Victim Sukhwinder Singh, aka Vicky, was working as a moneylender and lived in Santiago city.

Engaged last month to a Jalandhar woman, his wedding was to be held in the Philippines in December. He had got the permanent residency three months back.

Vicky was allegedly killed over some old rivalry. While one bullet reportedly pierced through his heart, another two hit him in the neck and stomach.

The family received news from a relative on Monday.

“I was very happy till Monday morning and preparing to go to Philippines to attend my only son’s wedding. I had never imagined I will never able to see my son’s face again,” said the deceased’s mother, Gurbax Kaur.

Gurbax’s husband died six years back. She has urged the government to help her bring Vicky’s body back to India.


Vicky was reportedly talking to his cousin, Amrik Singh, who also lived in the Philippines, on the phone when he was shot dead.

“He was talking to me on way to work in the morning. Suddenly, I heard his screams and the phone was disconnected. A few hours later, cps informed me Vicky was shot dead,” said Amrik.

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