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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hindu trader shot dead, son kidnapped in Quetta of Balochistan, Pakistan

By Gopinath Kumar (PHP from USA)
Wednesday, June 09,2010
 (Members of the Hindu community blocking a road during a demonstration against the killing of a famous Hindu trader and the kidnapping of his son, June 8, 2010. – Online Photo)
QUETTA - A prominent trader, belonging to the Hindu community, was shot dead and his son was kidnapped by armed men in provincial capital within the jurisdiction of Satellite Town Police Station here on Tuesday night, police said.

According to police, Rajesh Kumar, a rice dealer and his son Hamesh Kumar were near their shop located on Maddrasa Road of Satellite Town and intended to go home when unidentified armed men tried to kidnap his son.

Rajesh offered resistance to the kidnappers in order to rescue his son when kidnappers opened fire and injured him critically.

The kidnappers forcibly took away Hamesh Kumar.

Local people took the injured to a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and doctor declared him dead. Later the police took the body to government Sandman Hospital Quetta for autopsy.

‘Four kidnappers who were in Levies Force uniform tried to kidnap the son of Hindu trader when he resisted as a result kidnappers opened fire on him’, a senior police officer told The Nation and ,added, that investigation was underway to ascertain the real motive behind the incident and police was making all efforts for safe recovery of the kidnapped person.

A large number of traders and members of Hindu Community reached the hospital as news spread about the killing of the trader.

The traders staged a protest demonstration and burnt tyres on Jinnah Road where hospital is situated and blocked the road for traffic.

They chanted slogans against the government for its failure to maintain peace in the provincial capital.

‘The incident of kidnapping for ransom is increasing with every passing day and people are being killed but government is reluctant to take action against the involved culprits’, Rahim Kakar, President of Anjuman-i-Tajran Balochistan said while talking to media at hospital.

He said traders will stage a demonstration in front of the Quetta Press Club in protest against the incident and would announce the strategy to force the government to maintain peace in the City.

The police personnel reached the spot and managed to disperse the enraged protesters peacefully by providing the assurances about their safety and security

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