"Harpreet, a small businessman, lost his cell phone to the men who also tried to steal his motorcycle."
Manila, May 24 - An Indian man has been severely injured after being shot at by a motorcycle-borne gunmen in Philippines, a media report quoted police as saying.

Amandeep Kour Singh, 28, was shot in the head by unknown gunmen, while he was collecting money that he lent out to a store owner in Zamboanga city in southern Philippines, Mindanao Examiner reported Saturday.

A medical response team took Amandeep Singh to the hospital, police said.

Police also recovered a bullet casing of a .45-caliber pistol from the scene.

Meanwhile, police has been investigating the motive behind the attack.

The attack follows the recent spate of unabated gun attacks on Indians in Zamboanga with another Indian national Sukhjinder Singh, 28, being shot dead by motorcycle gunmen, while he was heading home on his motorcycle May 8.

Sukhjinder Singh was rushed to hospital, but succumbed to the injuries.

Sukhjinder Singh was also engaged in money lending, police said.

Late last year, two Filipino muggers also attacked a 23-year old Indian trader, Harpreet, in Zamboanga city.

Harpreet, a small businessman, lost his cell phone to the men who also tried to steal his motorcycle.

A small group of Indian nationals engage in various businesses have been living in Zamboanga and some had married local residents to legitimize their stay in the country, the report said.


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