Pakistan police on Sunday arrested some suspects in reference to the homicide of a Sikh man right here who was shot lifeless by unidentified gunmen, in a possible case of targetted killing.
Manmohan Singh, 35, was on his option to the inside metropolis space of Peshawar from Rasheed Garhi, a suburban locality of Peshawar when some armed males attacked him close to Guldara Chowk Kakshal, which comes below the jurisdiction of Yakka Toot police station.
That is the most recent incident of focused assaults in opposition to minority communities in Pakistan.
Although Singh was shifted to a hospital, he was pronounced lifeless by the docs, police stated.
Some suspects have been arrested within the homicide of Singh, Ashfaq Anwar, town police chief in Peshawar instructed reporters.
The police chief stated that they’re near arresting the primary accused concerned within the homicide.
Police have been directed to make sure the safety of life and property of law-abiding residents within the province. They’re investigating the case from completely different angles.
That is the second incident of armed assault on a Sikh man within the Yakka Toot space within the final 48 hours. A Sikh man was injured after he sustained bullet wounds on his legs on Friday.
The Counter Terrorism Division (CTD) is investigating the armed assault on Sikh dealer Tarlok Singh who was injured within the assault on Friday.
The police imagine that two assaults on Sikh males in Peshawar inside 48 hours could also be goal killings however the true details would come after thorough investigations.
A Sikh businessman was shot lifeless within the metropolis by unknown assailants in March. About 15,000 Sikhs reside in Peshawar, largely within the Jogan Shah neighbourhood of the provincial capital Peshawar.
A lot of the members of the Sikh neighborhood in Peshawar are concerned in enterprise, whereas some even have pharmacies.
In September final 12 months, a widely known Sikh Hakeem’ (Unani medication practitioner) was shot lifeless by unidentified gunmen inside his clinic in Peshawar.
In 2018, Charanjit Singh, a distinguished Sikh neighborhood member, was killed by unknown males in Peshawar. Equally, information channel anchor Ravinder Singh was killed in 2020 within the metropolis.
In 2016, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf Nationwide Meeting member Soren Singh was additionally killed in Peshawar. Hindus type the largest minority neighborhood within the Muslim-majority nation.
Muslims account for about 96 per cent of Pakistan’s 207 million inhabitants, Hindus 2.1 per cent and Christians about 1.6 per cent based on the Human Rights Fee of Pakistan estimates.
Nearly all of Pakistan’s 75-lakh Hindu inhabitants is settled in Sindh province the place they share tradition, traditions and language with their Muslim residents.