NEW DELHI: Sept 26, Reuter: Gunmen killed a prominent Hindu politician Mr. Balwan Singh Solanki in the Indian Capital on Monday then wounded a woman. Who tried to stop their escape, police said.

Police sources made it clear that the killing was not the work of Sikh militants. The police was yet to find out the motive for the killing,

Solanki, a member of the rightwing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), sat on the Municipal Council which runs Delhi.

The leader of the BJP in the Punjab, Hit Abhilashi, was assassinated by gunmen last week as he left his office in Chandigarh, Capital of the Northern State. Earlier two Punjab leaders of the Fundamentalist Hindu Shiv Sena (Shiva’s Army) were also killed.

The United News of India said Solanki’ killers fled on foot after killing him at a market near New Delhi airport.

They shot the woman in the arm as they tried to steal her son’s scooter and she tried to beat them off with a club, then they made good their escape.

Article extracted from this publication >> September 30, 1988