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Indian shot dead in Philippines

Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 3:27pm IST | Agency: IANS

An Indian was shot dead while another was wounded while collecting loan repayments from clients in a city in the Philippines, a media report said.

Navjot Singh, 26, and Lakhwinder Singh, 33, were shot by two unidentified motorcycle-borne suspects Jan 6 while collecting loan repayments from clients at San Roque in Calabanga municipality of Camarines Sur province, the Vox Bikol online newspaper reported Saturday.

After the two collected money from Milagros Avila, a local resident, one suspect covering his face with a handkerchief shot Navjot Singh with a pistol.

Lakhwinder was shot in his left arm.

Navjot sustained two fatal gunshot wounds in the chest and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Another Indian, Paramjit Singh, 34, who was sitting in the victims' service vehicle, rushed them to the Mother Seton Hospital in Naga City in the Bicol region.

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