Sufi Baba from Afghanistan shot dead in India

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Sufi Baba from Afghanistan shot dead in India

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghan religious leader Khwaja Sayyad Chishti, also known as Sufi Baba, has been shot dead in India’s Maharashtra state, a media report said on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old Muslim community leader from Afghanistan was shot dead by a group of four unidentified attackers in the Yeola town of Nashik district on Tuesday, NDTV quoted police as saying.

Motive behind the murder was not immediately known. The incident took place in the evening at an open plot in MIDC area, the police said.

The victim, identified as Khwaja Sayyad Chishti, was popularly known as ‘Sufi Baba’ in Yeola, an official said.

He was shot with a firearm in the forehead by the attackers, killing him on the spot, the official said.

After killing Sufi Baba¸the assailants seized an SUV used by him and fled the spot, he said.

A murder case was registered at the Yeola police station and a hunt was ongoing for the killers, the official said.


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