Hindu journalist killed in Pakistan's Sindh province
He was sitting in the barbershop in Sukkur city when assailants on two bikes and a car drove by and opened fire.
Lalvani was rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.
His father Dileep Kumar said that the family did not have any enmity, dismissing the police's claim of the murder being the result of personal enmity, according to The News International.
"Strongly condemn D killing of yet another journalist Ajay Kumar at Saleh Pat, Sindh. It is a matter of great concern that media persons are increasingly feeling unsafe in Sindh. Offered condolence to the heirs of the victim. Police should (go) beyond forming comtes. (sic)," he said on Twitter.
A group of journalists, holding the police responsible for the incident, protested against Lalvani's killing and carried out a march, claiming that it was a targeted killing.
Lalvani's body was cremated amidst tension in Sukkur city which remained shut on the second consecutive day, the police said.
Journalists, many of whom from Karachi, Khairpur, Shikarpur, Larkana, Sukkur, and other towns, participated in the last rites along with Lalvani's relatives, friends, and members of the minority Hindu community, Dawn newspaper reported.
The police said that they were investigating the motive of crime and if it was linked with the victim's professional responsibilities.
Pakistan ranks ninth on the Committee to Protect Journalists' annual Global Impunity Index, which assesses countries where journalists are murdered regularly and their killers go free.
Meanwhile, New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), an American independent non-profit organization, urged authorities in Sindh province to "must immediately launch a credible investigation" and apprehend those responsible for the killing.
Hindus form the biggest minority community in Pakistan. According to official estimates, 75 lakh Hindus live in Pakistan. However, according to the community, over 90 lakh Hindus are living in the country.
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