A 41-year-old man, Devinder Singh alias Michael, belonging to Makauri Kalan near Rupnagar, was shot dead by an unidentified person in Valenzuela town of Philippines on February 3, said his family who held his cremation here on Friday.
Devinder’s maternal uncle Bhupinder Singh,who also resides in Valenzuela, said that Devinder had gone to Saudi Arab in 1990, and after some years he (Bhupinder) had called him to Valenzuela ,where Devinder married a local woman, Elena, and changed his name to Michael Singh. He was living in his own house along with his family.
Bhupinder said on February 3, around 9 am, Devinder was coming down the stairs from the terrace of his house along with his wife and niece, when an unidentified man who came there on a motorcycle shot at them from a pistol. Devinder was killed while his niece suffered injuries.
He said the Valenzuela police had started investigation. The body was brought here on Thursday night.