A Sikh trader, Pepinder Singh, was shot and injured during a robbery attempt at a hakeem’s shop in Peshawar, reports The Express Tribune.

The robber was fleeing the crime scene after stealing cash and other valuables. When Singh resisted the robbery attempt, the thief opened fire. People around the shop caught the robber and handed him over to the police.

Singh was rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital in critical condition. Fortunately, he survived a bullet injury. The members of the Sikh community gathered outside the hospital to protest against the incident.


Sikh community leader, Dr Sahib Singh said that Pepinder Singh was targeted but now his condition is out of danger. He also stated that Singh was shot in the foot.

While talking to The Express Tribune, Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar Circle, Farhan said that the police reached the crime scene and arrested the accused.

He revealed that a passer-by also sustained some injuries in the robbery incident but added that it is too early to say why the accused opened fire on Singh.

According to the police officials, the accused has been identified as Ahmad who is a resident of Peshawar. He is a drug addict and also involved in other criminal activities.

Last year in October, a similar incident happened when unidentified men shot down a Sikh hakeem near Charsadda Bus Stand in Peshawar.