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Sikh medicine practitioner shot dead in Peshawar

by nishaan@magazine

According to Police sources, Sardar Satnam Singh, a well-known Sikh ‘hakeem’ was shot dead by unidentified gunmen inside his clinic in Peshawar, Pakistan.Satnam Singh, was at his clinic when attackers barged into his cabin and opened fire at him, killing him on the spot. A police team rushed to the site, however, the killers managed to escape.

The reason behind the murder was not ascertained yet, but in all probability, this was an attack targeted at the Sikh community.

Singh, a well-known figure in the Sikh community, was running his clinic ‘Dharmandar Pharmacy’ on Charsadda Road in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He had been living in the city for the past 20 years.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan strongly condemned the killing of Singh and directed the police to take immediate steps arrest the killers.  In 2018, Charanjit Singh, a prominent Sikh community member, was killed by unknown men in Peshawar. Similarly, news channel anchor Ravinder Singh was killed in 2020 in the city. In 2016, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf National Assembly member Soren Singh was killed in Peshawar.

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