Sikh social activist shot dead in Peshawar

Updated 29 May 2018


Charnjeet Singh — DawnNewsTV
Charnjeet Singh — DawnNewsTV

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 occurred in the Scheme Chowk area on Kohat 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.

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The SSP told DawnNewsTV 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 minority 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.