Hindu man gunned down in SW Pakistan

A Hindu man was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Quetta city of southwest Pak, police said.

Islamabad: A Hindu man was shot dead by
unidentified gunmen in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan
on Sunday, police said.

The gunmen, who were in a car, fired indiscriminately at
the man, identified as Rajesh Kumar.

The attackers fled after gunning him down, police
officials said.

No group claimed responsibility for the killing.
The motive behind the killing could not immediately
be ascertained.

Police contended it was part of a wave of targeted
killings that has rocked Quetta and other parts of the restive
Balochistan province.

Dozens of Hindus have been kidnapped for ransom in
Balochistan, including 82-year-old spiritual leader Luckmi
Chand Garji.

Reports from Quetta have said that over 20 Hindu families
from the province have sent applications to the Indian High
Commission seeking asylum in India.

PTI

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