Domingo Pinto was a Seringapatam captive who excelled himself particularly in rescuing the captives from Seringapatam. He rescued many people and took them secretly to Mangalore or Tellichery. He was the brother of Salvadore Pinto, who rose to high rank in the services of Tippu, He proposed that those who were anxious to regain their liberty will be rescued, provided they paid him a certain sum of money. He fixed the price of rescuing the captives at 8 hoons (Rs. 32) for a male, and 4 hoons (Rs. 16) for a female respectively.