Unidentified gunmen killed Sikh Hakeem in Peshawar
Sep 30, 2021
Satnam Singh, 45, was shot four times in his shop in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtukhwa province, on Sept. 30 afternoon.
The incident took place on Thursday when the attackers entered the clinic of Satnam Singh, a Hakeem (physician), and shot at him.
Singh was rushed to the provincial capital's Lady Reading Hospital in an injured condition where he later succumbed to his injuries, Express Tribune reported.
Satnam Singh was a popular hakeem in the city. He was also the president of the Tehreek Tajdeed-e-Tibb, Peshawar chapter.
The police stated that the physician had arrived in Peshawar from Hassan Abdaal a day earlier.
“We have collected empties and other evidence from the spot,” said an official, adding, a high-level team had been constituted to investigate the case.
Ameer Singh, president of the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, condemned the killing in a video message
“It’s a heartbreaking tragedy. We are proud of being citizens of this country but some forces are trying to disrupt this brotherhood, peace and love. I appeal to the government of Pakistan to uncover them and crush them with an iron hand to prevent future incidents,” he said.
According to Radesh Singh Tony, a Sikh rights activist, 10 Sikhs have been killed in Peshawar in recent years.
In a message posted on social media late on Thursday, Islamic State-Khorasan claimed the responsibility for the killing of Singh.