Self-styled leader of a fundamentalist religious group, Hindu Shiv Sena, Sudhir Suri has been reportedly shot dead in the northern city of Amritsar, the site of the Sikh faith’s holiest shrine, the Golden Temple.
According to AFP, the radical Hindu leader was killed while he protested the alleged desecration of his faith’s idols.
“The assailant arrived on the spot and shot him dead in full public view,” a top police officer reported.
He also revealed that the attacker was immediately arrested and it was discovered that he was carrying a licensed weapon.
Suri, who, according to local media sources, was under police protection, enraged many Sikhs who accused him of disparaging their faith and community.