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Gunmen kill Sikh hakeem in northwest Pakistan

PTI  Peshawar, March 14, 2014
First Published: 12:44 IST(14/3/2014) | Last Updated: 12:47 IST(14/3/2014)

A prominent Sikh 'hakeem' and his assistant had been gunned down in busy market in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Four gunmen stormed Pramjeet Singh's clinic in the busy Shabqadar bazaar in Charsadda district yesterday, killing him and his assistant Zahid Khan.

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According to eye witnesses the killers escaped on foot after committing the crime. No group claimed responsibility for the killing.

Syed Asghar, father of Khan, lodged a complaint against unidentified attackers with local police, which later began investigation in the killings.

It is the second such incident in the district this year.

On January 24, Sikh hakeem Bagwan Singh was gunned down in Tangi area.

Sikhs, who have been living in the district for centuries, have voiced concern over targeted attacks against members of their community and demanded protection of their life and property.

The traders have also urged the government to provide them with foolproof security.

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