Hindu trader shot dead in Pakistan

June 13th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) A Hindu trader was gunned down by unidentified militants Monday in a market in Pakistan’s Balochistan province, police said.

The trader, identified only as Dewan, was killed in the main market of Mastung, around 55 km from the provincial capital of Quetta, the Online news agency reported.

His body was handed over to relatives after an autopsy.

There has been an increase in incidents of harassment of the minority Hindu community in Balochistan since last year.

Reports said many Hindu families have applied for asylum in India.

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