Hindu man gunned down in Pak

via PTI published on February 8, 2011

ISLAMABAD: A Hindu man was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Quetta city of southwest Pakistan today, police said.

The gunmen, who were in a car, fired indiscriminately at the man, identified as Rajesh Kumar.

The attackers fled after gunning him down, police officials said.

No group claimed responsibility for the killing. The motive behind the killing could not immediately be ascertained.

Police contended it was part of a wave of targeted killings that has rocked Quetta and other parts of the restive Balochistan province.

Dozens of Hindus have been kidnapped for ransom in Balochistan, including 82-year-old spiritual leader Luckmi Chand Garji.

Reports from Quetta have said that over 20 Hindu families from the province have sent applications to the Indian High Commission seeking asylum in India.

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