One Sikh killed, 2 injured in gunmen attack in northwest Pak

A Sikh businessman was killed and two others injured on Saturday when unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them in this restive northwestern city of Pakistan, prompting protests and road blockade from the members of the minority community.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 06, 2014, 18:31 PM IST

Peshawar: A Sikh businessman was killed and two others injured on Saturday when unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them in this restive northwestern city of Pakistan, prompting protests and road blockade from the members of the minority community.

The incident occurred at Shadab market in Hashtnagri area of Peshawar city where the victims associated with cosmetic business were ambushed, SP City Mustafa Tanvir told.

Unknown gunmen opened indiscriminate fire killing one Sikh Jagmot Singh and injuring Param Singh and Manmit Singh - resident of Mohallah Jogan Shah Dabgari bazar in the city, he said, adding the victims are believed to to be relatives.

Tanvir said police have cordoned off the area and started search operations to arrest the culprits.

Police have registered a case and started investigation.

Angry members of the Sikh community blocked the main G T Road as a protest against the attack. There are also reports of some skirmishes after the attack.