Islamabad: A Hindu businessman was shot dead and his son kidnapped by unidentified men disguised as paramilitary personnel in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, media reports said Wednesday.
Police said four armed men wearing uniforms of a paramilitary force intercepted Ramesh Kumar and his son Rajesh Kumar while they were passing through the Satellite Town area of Quetta in their car yesterday.
The men tried to kidnap both the Hindus.
When the father and son resisted, the men opened fire. Ramesh Kumar was killed instantly while his son was kidnapped by the armed men.
Following the incident, a large number of people belonging to the minority Hindu community gathered in front of the hospital where Ramesh Kumar`s body was taken by police.
They burnt tyres and blocked Jinnah Road by putting up barricades. The protesters shouted slogans against the government and police and demanded the immediate arrest of the killers.