PESHAWAR: Unidentified assailants shot dead the owner of a medical store, belonging to Ahamdi community, in Dabagari area of Peshawar.

The incident took place late on Wednesday, when unidentified motorcyclists shot dead Miraj Ahmed, 61. The relatives of the deceased said that they had no enmity or dispute with anyone.

A spokesperson for the Ahmadi community termed the killing as hate crime. He said in statement that the family was facing a hate campaign against it on social media. He said that even his employees had refused to work at his shop.

A family member also confirmed that they belong to Ahmadi community.

SP Waqar Azeem Kharal told Dawn that they were investigating the incident from many angles and it would premature to say something at that stage.

Published in Dawn, August 14th, 2020

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