An Indian pastor was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants at Salem Tabri locality. Sultan Masih, 50, was standing outside the church and talking to someone on his mobile phone, when two armed youths with their faces covered shot at the pastor from a close range, police said today.

The pastor had been hit by multiple bullets. He was rushed to DMC Hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

A case has been filed and the police are scanning the CCTV footage from near the church in an attempt to identify the attackers.

The pastor had been serving at the ‘The Temple of God Church’ church for years. His son Rahul Masih said his father, had been living here for the last 30 years and had no enmity with anybody.

Masih also runs a school for poor children inside the Temple of God church. He is survived by his wife Sarabjit and sons — Alishah (26) and Hanok (18). Members of the community assembled outside the church and expressed anger at the attack.

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