Islamabad: A Hindu trader was killed in Pakistan's southern Sindh province during the Eid holidays, triggering protests by the minority community in the Hyderabad region.

Trader Dhayan Chand Bhagri was killed early in the morning on Saturday while he was returning home after selling cattle in the livestock market at Latifabad, his father Sobho Bhagri told the media.

The unidentified killers escaped with Rs 720,000 that Dhayan Chand had earned after selling his cattle, his father said.

Members of the Hindu community protested outside the press club in Hyderabad city yesterday and demanded the arrest of those who killed the trader.

The protestors were led by the parents of Dhayan Chand and representatives of various political parties.

The protesters shouted slogans and criticised police for not arresting the killers.

They appealed to the Sindh Chief Minister to take notice of the incident and direct police to arrest the killers.

Police officials in Latifabad said they had lodged an FIR on the basis of a complaint by Sobho Bhagri.

Two unidentified persons were nominated in the FIR, they said.


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