The incident took place when the Sikh brothers were sitting at their spice shop. A couple of unidentified assailants arrived on a motorcycle, shot them and left.
The victims have been identified as Suljit Singh (42) and Ranjit Singh (38). Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has taken cognizance of the incident.
Mehmood Khan has summoned a report from the police officers in this matter. He has asked IG to take strict action. The search is on for the accused assailants. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister said that no accused would be able to escape from the clutches of law. He said that the incident was an attempt to disturb the peaceful atmosphere and religious harmony in the city. The government will not allow any such act. He expressed condolences to the families of the deceased
Second incident in eight months
Atrocities against minorities are not new in Pakistan. This is the second such incident in the last 8 months. Earlier in September 2021, Hakim Sardar Satnam Singh, who belonged to the Sikh community, was shot dead. He was also murdered while he was sitting at his medical store. The miscreants had killed him at a place which is close to the police station.
Bilawal Bhutto expresses grief
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto has condoled the incident. He said that the accused would be arrested soon. According to the information, about 15,000 people of the Sikh community live in Peshawar, Pakistan. Most of the people living here are involved in their business.