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Sikh hakim shot dead in Peshawar

Police say attackers shot at Satnam Singh four times inside his clinic. (Source: Online)

PESHAWAR: A hakim (physician) belonging to the Sikh community was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Peshawar’s Charsadda road on Thursday.

According to details, the attackers barged into the clinic of Sikh hakim, identified as Satnam Singh, and shot at him four times. He was rushed to the provincial capital’s Lady Reading Hospital in an injured condition where he died during treatment.

The city police have claimed that the physician had arrived in Peshawar from Hassan Abdaal a day earlier. Meanwhile, the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Peshawar said that the case was being investigated.

The victim was a resident of Hasanabdal area and ran the ‘Darmandar Dawakhana’, a popular clinic of traditional medicine in the city.

In July, an Assistant Director of Peshawar Development Authority, Junaid Akbar, was gunned down by unknown miscreants in the district. According to the brother of the deceased, he was fired upon as soon as he left home to buy something.

Junaid Akbar had a Phd from University of Engineering, Peshawar, and was working as Assistant Director, PDA. He was engaged and the family was giving final touches to his marriage preparations.