New Delhi (NVI): In another incident of hate crime against minorities in Pakistan, a doctor belonging to Ahmadi community was shot dead by a teenage boy in Nankana Sahib that falls in the country’s Punjab province.
The 31-year-old doctor died while his father and two uncles also recieved injuries when the family were offering Friday prayers at their house in Murh Balochan area of Nankana, the Dawn reported. As per reports, the boy’s father has received critical injuries.
The news website reported that when Tahir went to open the door after hearing a knock, a boy carrying a pistol opened fire at him. The teenager then opened fire on the family, injuring three others, including Tahir’s father. The attackers was nabbed by the residents when he tried to flee.
The Dawn report said that when the teenager was taken into custody, he “confessed to having attacked the family over religious differences”.
This is the 5th targeted attack on members of Ahmadiya community in the span of just four months in Pakistan, reports Daily Times.
In another hate crime, a teenager shot dead Ahmadi doctor Tahir Mahmood and injured three others in Nankana Sahib. The family was gathered to offer Friday prayers at their home when they were attacked. pic.twitter.com/RrN5GRRUxq
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) November 20, 2020
Human Rights activists and some journalists have condemned the incident, even as Pakistan fails to protect its minorities.
#BREAKING Gunmen opens fire at Ahmadi home during Friday prayers.
A young man opened fire at an Ahmadi families home in Nankana Sahib #Pakistan killing Dr Tahir Ahmad and injuring 3 others.
They had gathered for Friday prayers.
We offer our deepest condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/9OEUHnm9Ng
— IHRC (@IHumanRightsC) November 20, 2020
Earlier this month, an octogenarian was shot dead by unidentified assailants at a bus terminal in the outskirts of Pakistan’s northwestern city of Peshawar. India had condemned the killing of the 82-year-old man from the minority Ahmadi community in Pakistan while stating that the incident is sad reflection of the state of minorities in Pakistan.