A Hindu organisation leader was on Monday shot dead by unidentified assailants in Amritsar. Vipin Sharma, the district president of Hindu Sangharsh Sena was murdered in the Bharat Nagar area near Batala Road in Amritsar.
This came less than a fortnight after Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravindra Gosain was killed in Ludhiana.
Sharma was attacked by four bike-borne assailants, who fired at least 10 rounds on him. Of these 10 bullets, at least six hit Sharma’s chest and he died on the spot.
As a leader of a Hindu organisation, Sharma had been vocal against terrorism and Khalistan in particular. However, the police is probing if the incident was connected to a business rivalry.
Sharma had been facing death threat since he protested against terrorism on the anniversary of operation Blue Star.