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Caught on CCTV: Muslim customer saves disabled Hindu shop owner from a sword attack amid communal riots

Sarfraz Ali 05:46 PM | 13 Aug, 2015
Caught on CCTV: Muslim customer saves disabled Hindu shop owner from a sword attack amid communal riots
MUMBAI (Web Desk) - In a spine-chilling incident that occurred in Mumbai late Tuesday night, a shop owner was attacked for raising his voice against some druggies, who used to extort money from shopkeepers on the threat of arson, Indian media reported.

The CCTV footage captures a brave Muslim customer (name withheld) who bare-handedly came out in rescue of 32-year-old shop owner Rajnish Singh Thakur, who is physically challenged.

Rajnish suffered injuries to the neck, left hand and waist and is in the ICU. Four people have been arrested so far. Police is in search of two other suspects.

According to full detail, on Tuesday night, a group of six men pulled up to Mr Thakur's shop, which sells mobile phones, determined to exact revenge because he had put up posters in May in the Chembur area warning that extortionists were threatening shop owners to make regular payments of Rs.1,000 to them. Anyone who didn't fall in line was warned that his or her shop could be set on fire, the posters said. Mr Thakur asked people to contact him or his brother with information on the thugs.

Mid-day.com reports that though some of the extortionists were arrested, they were released after paying a fine.

Security cameras show one attacker entering the shop with the sword hidden behind his back. He then slashed Mr Thakur twice, injuring his hand and neck before a customer overpowered him. The five other gang-members in the car outside drove away, NDTV reported.

"We are so grateful to the Muslim friend (customer) who saved life of Hindu. Otherwise he would have been hacked to death. The police did act initially but then they dropped it," the victim's brother Manish Thakur said.

Sarfraz Ali
Sarfraz Ali

Sarfraz Ali is working as Editor Web for Daily Pakistan. He earned a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication from IUB and diploma in International Print Journalism from Thomson Foundation UK. He regularly writes on ...

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KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on January 26, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 253.4 255.15
Euro EUR 274 276.6
UK Pound Sterling GBP 311 314
U.A.E Dirham AED 68.7 69.3
Saudi Riyal SAR 66.4 67
Australian Dollar AUD 176 178
Bahrain Dinar BHD 615.68 620.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 186 188
China Yuan CNY 34.12 34.37
Danish Krone DKK 33.83 34.18
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 29.52 29.87
Indian Rupee INR 2.81 2.89
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 756.69 761.69
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 52.59 53.04
New Zealand Dollar NZD 148.33 149.53
Norwegians Krone NOK 22.43 22.73
Omani Riyal OMR 600.37 604.87
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 63.5 64
Singapore Dollar SGD 178 179.3
Swedish Korona SEK 21.78 22.08
Swiss Franc CHF 250.23 251.98
Thai Bhat THB 6.98 7.08

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs190,900 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs163,670.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs150,300 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 173,200.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Karachi PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Islamabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Peshawar PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Quetta PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sialkot PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Attock PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujranwala PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Jehlum PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Multan PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Bahawalpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Gujrat PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nawabshah PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Chakwal PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Hyderabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Nowshehra PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Sargodha PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Faisalabad PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100
Mirpur PKR 190,900 PKR 2,100

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