Death Squads backed by the Pakistan Army struck once again in occupied Balochistan on Monday when they killed a Hindu businessman Ashok Kumar for his refusal to pay extortion money.
“Ashok Kumar was shot dead by the Death Squad of the notorious Islamic extremist Shafiq Mengal at 10 AM today (Monday) in Wadh Tehsil of Khuzdar District of occupied Balochistan,” a Baloch from Khuzdar told local media channels. Local people protested the cold blooded murder of Ashok Kumar by Shafiq Mengal-backed Death Squad and blocked the Quetta-Karachi highway. Shafiq Mengal is Pakistan Army’s stooge who has the backing of Rawalpindi to carry out all kinds of illegal activities across occupied Balochistan.
“Death Squad goons opened fire this morning in Wadh Bazaar for not paying extortion and injured Hindu businessman Ashok Kumar. We rushed Ashok Kumar to the hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries,” said another Baloch to the local media channels.
Protesting traders at the Quetta-Karachi main highway demanded protection for other traders, including Hindus. They also demanded that the murderers of Ashok Kumar be arrested immediately.
Even earlier, Pakistan Army and ISI-backed Death Squads have been involved in cases of loot, extortion and killings across occupied Balochistan. In Khuzdar district there have been several incidents of murder of traders in cases of non-payment of extortion money to the Death Squads. Several incidents of kidnapping Hindu traders and demand for ransom have taken place in Khuzdar and adjoining districts of occupied Balochistan.