An Ahmadi homeopathic doctor was shot dead in Gujrat on Sunday evening amid a rise in persecution of the minority community, a spokesperson said.
The 75-year-old victim was identified as Dr Rasheed Ahmed and was stated to be a Norwegian citizen. Dr Ahmed had set up a clinic in Goteryala area of Gujrat district.
According to a tweet by Ahmadi community spokesperson Amir Mahmood, Dr Rasheed did not have any personal enmity.
“His wife and children live abroad while he was running a free dispensary in his residence to serve the locals,” Mahmood stated.
“The suspected killer is said to have committed suicide after murdering Dr Rasheed. He was known to harbour anti-Ahmadi sentiments. According to reports, police have arrested an accomplice of the suspected killer,” he added in a subsequent tweet.