Top Sikh activist shot dead in Peshawar

Top Sikh activist shot dead in Peshawar

PESHAWAR - A social activist and prominent member of the Sikh community in Peshawar was killed on Tuesday "in what appeared to be a targeted attack," police said.

According to SSP Operations Javed Iqbal Wazir, the incident occured in the Patang Chowk area on Ring Road within the limits of Inquilab police station.

The Sikh activist, Charnjeet Singh, was on his way home from his shop when unidentified men opened fire at him, killing him on the spot. The attackers immediately fled after having committed the heinous crime, police added.

Police and rescue workers shifted the body to Khyber Teaching Hospital to complete medical formalities. The SSP told that a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered against the unknown miscreants at the Inquilab police station.

He added that no other case of the target killing of a miniority in Peshawar had been reported in the recent past.

"However, in this particular case we have approached the counter terrorism department (CTD) as well and investigations are being carried out from all aspects," the SSP revealed.