Pakistan court docket denies bail to three in Sikh youth's killing

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A Pakistani court docket on Wednesday rejected the bail functions of three accused allegedly concerned within the killing of a Sikh youth within the nation’s restive northwestern tribal area.

Parvinder Singh, 25, was shot useless by unknown gunmen weeks earlier than his marriage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in January this 12 months.

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Additional Sessions Judge of a Mardan metropolis court docket Dr Khursheed Iqbal rejected the functions after prosecution counsel Asfandyar Yusafzai opposed them, saying there are strong proof towards the accused.

The knowledge regarding the overseas remittances made to Prem Kumari, 18, fiancée of Singh amongst different proof can be found, the counsel mentioned.

Singh’s killing had drawn sharp condemnation from India which demanded exemplary punishment to the perpetrators of the crime.

Prem was arrested for her alleged involvement in plotting the homicide.

The police in its preliminary report said that Singh and Prem cherished one another. After their engagement with their consent, they began preparations for the wedding.

However, Prem befriended a Muslim boy who occurred to be the brother of her buddy, they mentioned.

Prem referred to as Singh to Mardan the place her mates killed him and dumped the physique in open fields close to Chamakani, a rural space, the place police discovered it on January 5, they mentioned.

Prem’s father is a Hindu and mom is a Sikh. Singh had returned to Pakistan after working in Malaysia for six years.

The homicide befell a day after a mob attacked Gurdwara Nankana Sahib the place Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev was born.

Minorities within the Muslim-majority Pakistan make up some two per cent of the nation’s whole inhabitants.

Pakistan has witnessed violence towards spiritual minorities prior to now as al-Qaeda and Taliban-led militants commonly goal Christian, Sikhs, Hindus, Ahmadis and Shiite communities within the nation.

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