Police and Marine elements have launched a city-wide manhunt against four armed men who seized an Indian trader here, police said.
Senior Supt. Rolen Balquino, city police chief, said the suspects grabbed Mike Khemani, owner of Sugni Superstore, in front of his business establishment along
Aniceto Rasalan, speaking for the
Kaura Abdul, 26, one of the trader's security escorts, was killed while another, Mustapha Abdulrahim, was wounded.
Balquin said three to five armed men on board a black Hyundai car without license plate was seen parked in front of the victim’s store along
Report said Khemani was doing a regular tour inside and outside his department store when he was grabbed by two of the suspects and forced him into a waiting car.
Quoting witnesses, Rasalan said the victim and the suspects were last seen transferring to a motorboat along Rio Grande de Mindanao and sped upstream toward Kabuntalan, Maguindanao.
Khemani, who also owns department stores in Kabacan, North Cotabato and in
Pursuing policemen found the getaway Hyundai car (MCW-692) abandoned beside the Rio Grande de Mindanao in Barangay Poblacion 1.
The Army's 6th Infantry Division, using its night-capable watercraft joined the manhunt along the Rio Grande de Mindanao.