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Philippine officials said police have rescued a kidnapped Indian businessman whose severed finger was delivered to his family.
Four abductors were killed in a shootout and another was arrested.
Senior Superintendent Renato Gumban says Gurtej Singh was rescued Friday during a raid of the hideout of the kidnappers' in northern Bulacan province.
He said Singh and his wife Kulwinder Kaur were talking to the clients of their whole money-lending business along a road in the Pulilan township when the kidnappers struck on December 22 last year.
They demanded 20 million pesos ($490,000) in ransom.
The amount was later reduced to $24,500.
Gumban says Kaur was freed Saturday after her family paid $6,800.
When Singh's ransom did not arrive Sunday, the kidnappers left his severed finger near his home.
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