Ludhiana: The pastor of a church was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants at Salem Tabri locality here late last night.
The victim was identified as pastor Sultan Masih. Two armed youths with their faces covered shot at the pastor from a close range, police said today.
At the time of the incident, Masih was standing outside the church and talking to someone on his mobile phone. He was rushed to DMC Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
His son Rahul Masih said his father, who was in-charge of the 'The Temple of God Church' in Slem Tabri locality, had been living here for the last 30 years and had no enmity with anybody.
Investigations were underway.
No one seems to be safe in Punjab. Latest killing of Pastor in Ludhiana testament of law and order situation in Punjab. /1— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) July 16, 2017
Congress govt should wake up and act against its goonda elements besides anti national forces wanting to create communal tension in State/2— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) July 16, 2017
I offer condolences to family of Pastor Sultan Masih and also Christian community. Govt must imm. unearth conspiracy behind this crime./3— Sukhbir Singh Badal (@officeofssbadal) July 16, 2017