Ahmadi man killed in Attock in suspected hate crime

Published: June 5, 2016
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Victim was a doctor and was standing outside his house when he was shot dead. PHOTO: REUTERS

Victim was a doctor and was standing outside his house when he was shot dead. PHOTO: REUTERS

RAWALPINDI: Two unidentified men reportedly shot and killed an Ahmadi doctor outside his house in Darul Islam Colony in Attock, the local police said.

The killers managed to escape after committing the crime, they added.

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The body of Dr Hameed Ahmed, 65, has been moved to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for post-mortem.

The police said that around 2:50pm, two unidentified men with guns in their hands attacked Dr Ahmed. They shot him in the head, killing him on the spot, the police added. The incident put the Attock police on their toes as the City Circle deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and Attock City SHO Malik Muhammad Arshad rushed to the scene, along with Homicide Investigation Unit (HIU) officials.

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An Attock City Police Station official said that the doctor was shot while he was standing outside his house located near Attock Guest House at Darul Islam Colony.

The police were probing the murder but said a formal case would be registered after the medico-legal report has been issued, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 5th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Nasir
    Jun 5, 2016 - 9:33AM

    Until and unless state sponsored Ahmadiyya Apartheid is stopped innocent people will lay their lives in the name of religion. National Action Plan has not saved anyone nor it will do any good unless Ahmadiyya Apartheid is tackled headon.Recommend

  • shafi
    Jun 5, 2016 - 11:40AM

    how is it justified, is this was jinnah pakRecommend

  • M M Malik
    Jun 5, 2016 - 2:59PM

    The killing on one innocent man is akin to the killing of whole mankind. Recommend

  • Annoyed
    Jun 9, 2016 - 4:43AM

    They always kill people who are positively vontributing to the community. Such as doctors, philantropists, shopkeepers etc. They want to remove Ahmadis from the public sphere and dehumanize them further.Recommend

  • Babar
    Jun 21, 2016 - 6:12AM

    When the State encourages promoting hatred and even the likes of Imran Khan contribute towards this hate crime and therefore responsible directly or indirectly for such murders. why should we expect the uneducated mullah mafia led masses to think any different? In Pakistan everyone is responsible for this murder!!! May Allah guide this misguided nation.Recommend

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